Here are some definitions, abbreviations, local dialects, that I may use in my posts. This list will get updated as we carry on our conversations.





 [image: Hand embroidered book mark from JATRA, a craftware boutique.]


*BD = Bangladesh

*NRB = Non-Resident Bangladeshi

*Bengal = the state [not a country] which includes both present day Bangladesh [East Bengal] and West Bengal [in India]. [yes, we have a complicated history with many divisions and multiplications….]

*Taka = Bangladesh currency. Current FX rate: BDT 1.00 = USD 0.01424. [you can tell I have been in finance way tooo long! ;-]

*Jatra = Bangladeshi Opera.

*Pitha = Bangladeshi rice cakes.





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