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Bengali is the most popular second language in London

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Britain, the birthplace of the English language, is now called the third Bangla.In Britain, the trend of continuous budget cuts in various sectors has been maintained for several years.


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However, British courts still have the option of expensive Bengali translators.  Until 7 April 2014, the opportunity to take the theory test of the Bengali language driving test was also maintained in Britain.  After canceling the opportunity to take the exam in all foreign languages, the opportunity to take the exam in Bengali is also cancelled.

Britain has the largest population of Bengali speakers outside of Bangladesh and West Bengal.  The number of people speaking Bengali language in different borough of London is several lakhs.

In 2019 Bengali has been officially named as the second most-spoken language in London, followed by Polish and Turkish – with around 165,311 London residents speaking one of the three as their first language.

Second most common main language after English in each borough

(percentage of population over age 3 speaking)

  • Barking and Dagenham – Romanian 4.78%
  • Barnet – Persian or Farsi 2.25%
  • Bexley – Romanian 0.95%
  • Brent – Gujarati 6.56%
  • Bromley – Portuguese 0.59%
  • Camden – French 2.22%
  • Croydon – Polish 1.67%
  • Ealing – Panjabi 4.88%
  • Enfield – Turkish 5.91%
  • Greenwich – Nepalese 2.11%
  • Hackney – Turkish 3.21%
  • Hammersmith and Fulham – French 2.51%
  • Haringey – Turkish 3.76%
  • Harrow – Romanian 7.54%
  • Havering – Romanian 2.28%
  • Hillingdon – Panjabi 4.65%
  • Hounslow – Panjabi 4.71%
  • Islington – Spanish 2.22%
  • Kensington and Chelsea – French 3.37%
  • Kingston upon Thames – Tamil 1.6%
  • Lambeth – Spanish 4%
  • Lewisham – Spanish 2.36%
  • Merton – Polish 2.78%
  • Newham – Bengali 6.36%
  • Redbridge – Romanian 4.31%
  • Richmond upon Thames – Spanish 0.9%
  • Southwark – Spanish 4.37%
  • Sutton – Tamil 2.17%
  • Tower Hamlets – Bengali 10.97%
  • Waltham Forest – Romanian 3.97%
  • Wandsworth – Spanish 1.9%
  • Westminster – Arabic 3.74%
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