The Bengali alphabet is an abugida, a script with letters for consonants, diacritics for vowels, and in which an "inherent" vowel is assumed if none is written.
But since this is the 102 course, you should already know that. (101 being to learn the alphabet)
There are about 220 million native and about 250 million total speakers, Bengali is one of the most spoken languages, ranked seventh in the world.
Hopefully here you can learn some basic words and grammar.
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