States of India by Bengali speakers

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This is a list of States and Union Territories of India by Bengali speakers at the time of the 2011 Census.[1]

2011 Census

State / Union Territory Bengali speakers[2] Percentage of population speaking Bengali[3]
West Bengal 7,86,98,852 86.16%
Tripura 24,14,774 65.77%
Assam 90,24,324 28.92%
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1,08,432 28.49%
Mizoram 1,07,840 9.83%
Jharkhand 32,13,423 9.73%
Meghalaya 2,32,525 7.84%
Arunachal Pradesh 1,00,579 7.27%
Nagaland 74,753 3.78%
Daman & Diu 5,232 2.15%
Uttarakhand 1,50,933 1.50%
Delhi 2,15,960 1.29%
Odisha 5,04,570 1.20%
Sikkim 6,986 1.14%
Manipur 30,611 1.07%
Chhattisgarh 2,43,597 0.95%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 3,116 0.91%
Bihar 8,10,771 0.78%
Chandigarh 6,236 0.59%
Goa 7,099 0.49%
Maharashtra 4,42,090 0.39%
Haryana 70,948 0.28%
Lakshadweep 1,509 0.22%
Madhya Pradesh 1,09,185 0.15%
Jammu & Kashmir 19,830 0.16%
Karnataka 87,963 0.14%
Gujarat 79,648 0.13%
Pondicherry 1,509 0.12%
Uttar Pradesh 2,41,007 0.12%
Rajasthan 81,658 0.12%
Punjab 27,030 0.10%
Himachal Pradesh 6,214 0.09%
Kerala 29,061 0.09%
Andhra Pradesh 57,804 0.07%
Tamil Nadu 22,969 0.03%
India 9,72,37,669 (First language speakers) 8.03%[4]

2001 Census

State / Union Territory Bengali speakers[5] Percentage of population speaking Bengali [4]
West Bengal 6,83,69,255 85.34%
Tripura 21,47,944 67.14%
Assam 73,43,338 27.55%
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 91,582 25.71%
Jharkhand 26,07,601 9.68%
Mizoram 80,389 9.05%
Arunachal Pradesh 97,149 8.85%
Meghalaya 1,85,692 8.01%
Nagaland 58,890 2.96%
Delhi 2,08,414 1.50%
Uttarakhand 1,23,190 1.45%
Odisha 4,90,857 1.33%
Manipur 27,100 1.25%
Sikkim 6,320 1.18%
Daman & Diu 1,810 1.16%
Chhattisgarh 2,08,669 1.00%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1,382 0.63%
Chandigarh 5,491 0.61%
Bihar 4,43,425 0.53%
Maharashtra 310,137 0.32%
Goa 4,111 0.31%
Haryana 39,199 0.19%
Madhya Pradesh 105,399 0.17%
Jammu & Kashmir 14,416 0.14%
Pondicherry 1,180 0.12%
Uttar Pradesh 1,81,634 0.11%
Rajasthan 54,172 0.10%
Gujarat 40,780 0.08%
Himachal Pradesh 4,772 0.08%
Karnataka 41,256 0.08%
Punjab 20,655 0.08%
Andhra Pradesh 41,293 0.05%
Lakshadweep 24 0.05%
Kerala 3,387 0.01%
Tamil Nadu 8,805 0.01%
India 8,33,69,769 (First language speakers)
9,11,15,079 (First+Second+Third language speakers)[6]
8.12%[4]

References

  1. ^ "Report of the Commissioner for linguistic minorities: 50th report (July 2012 to June 2013)" (PDF). Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Distribution of the 22 Scheduled Languages – India, States & Union Territories – 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of India. 
  3. ^ "Census of India - Distribution of 10,000 persons by language – India, States and Union Territories-2011". Government of India. 
  4. ^ a b c "Census of India - Distribution of 10,000 persons by language – India, States and Union Territories-2001". 
  5. ^ "Distribution of the 22 Scheduled Languages – India, States & Union Territories – 2001 Census". 
  6. ^ "Indiaspeak: English is our 2nd language". Times of India. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
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