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Bangladesh & Migration

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on 19 August 2013

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Transcript of Bangladesh & Migration

"Little Bangladesh"
by Mehnaz Khan

Clothing
Difference in the 1st and 2nd generation vs. the 3rd generation
First and second generation speak in Bangla, while the third generation speak in English.
First and Second generation wear clothes such as salwar-kameez and sarees, while the third wears jeans, dress, skirt, etc.
First generation holds onto their culture
while the 2nd and 3rd generation tend
to assimilate more into the American
culture
History of Bangaladesh
Area:

56,977 sq mi

Population:

150,039,000
Currency:
U.S $1 = 77.97 Bangladeshi Taka
Independence
: 1971, independence from Pakistan
Immigration
Over 5 million Bangladeshi are working overseas
Remittances sent by migrants through official channels reached a record high level of USD 11 billion in 2010.
More than 74,000 Bangladeshi immigrants live in New York City, according to the latest figures from the Census Bureau, a 20 percent increase since 2009.
11th-largest foreign-born population in the city. Large population formed a Bengali ethnic enclave, in Church Avenue Brooklyn.
Clotheing
Traditional Jewelry
Most people were wearing Fotua with
Jeans and salwar Kameez
Salwar-Kameez Sharee
Panjabi
Lungi elder people wear this
at home and often outside at Church
Avenue.
Stores
Mela
Street-fair known as Mela in Brooklyn
People came to buy Cha (tea), Coffee, baked-goods, shingara, etc
Sell churi (Bangles)
Mangsho
Biriyani
Food
Cha (tea) Vorta Polao
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