106,000,000 in Bangladesh (2011 census). Population total all countries: 189,261,200. L2 users: 19,200,000 in Bangladesh (2011 census).
1 (National). Statutory national language (1972, Constitution, Article 3).
SOV; postpositions; noun head both initial and final; 3 genders: male, female, neuter; content q-word initial and final; clause constituents indicated by case-marking and word order; tense; passives and voice; tonal; 35 consonant and 5 vowel phonemes.