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Bangal
Bangal
is a term used to refer to the people of East Bengal
Bengal
(usually from regions around Dhaka
Dhaka
and Barisal), now in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
(as opposed to the Ghotis
Ghotis
of West Bengal). The term is used to describe Bengalis from the east, who are marked by a distinct accent.[citation needed]

Some of the people from East Bengal, mainly Hindus, migrated to West Bengal
Bengal
during the Partition of India
Partition of India
in 1947. These refugees were sometimes referred to as Bangals by the native population of West Bengal.[citation needed]

The terms Ghoti and Bangal
Bangal
are mostly used in West Bengal
Bengal
while in Bangladesh, the usage of these is rare except in regions with relatively high concentrations of immigrants from West Bengal.[citation needed]

Amongst the high-caste Bengali Hindus, "Bangal" and "Ghoti" are used as social sub-groups. Those whose families came from East Bengal
Bengal
at the time of Partition are Bangals and those whose families were staying in West Bengal
Bengal
at that time are Ghotis.Similarly the people who came West Bengal
Bengal
from East Bengal
Bengal
Before the Independence of India,1947 are also known as Ghotis
Ghotis
as they were staying in West Bengal, India, at the time of Independence. The term as used here has little relation to actual geography, since most members of these groups all now live in India. Historically, in addition to marrying within their castes, people from these groups also preferred to marry within the group, whether Bangal
Bangal
or Ghoti.[citation needed]

Bangals and Ghotis
Ghotis
keep up their cultural rivalry through their respective support of the football clubs East Bengal
Bengal
(Bangals) and Mohun Bagan
Mohun Bagan
(Ghotis). They also cherish a rivalry through claim of supremacy of their respective cuisines and especially river-food delicacies, i. e., Chingri (prawn) for Ghotis
Ghotis
and Ilish
Ilish
(hilsa) for Bangals.[citation needed]

See also

Partition of India Partition of Bengal
Bengal
(1947) Bengali language East Bengal Habul Sen

References

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Boria Majumdar; Kausik Bandyopadhyay (2006). A social history of Indian football: striving to score. Routledge. pp. 92–95. ISBN 0-415-34835-8. 

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Bengali Hindus

Society

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Brahmo
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Brahmo
Council Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

Festivals

Poila Baisakh Rabindra Jayanti Akshaya Tritiya Buddho Purnima Shashthi Savitri Brata Ambubachi Mela Dhamrai Jagannath Roth Jhulan Purnima Janmashtami Bhadu Ganesh Chaturthi Vishwakarma Puja Durga Puja Lakshmi Puja Diwali Kali Puja Bhai Phonta Nabanna Jagaddhatri
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Culture

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Folk Dance

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