Bengali is spoken by 189,000,000 people: 100,000,000 in Bangladesh, 68,000,000 in India, 21,000,000 elsewhere.
Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1800.
The New Testament was first published in 1801.
The complete Bible was first published in 1809.
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Common Language Translation, first published in 1977 by The Bangladesh Bible Society, Dhaka. This page is taken from a New Testament published in 1996 by The Bangladesh Bible Society, Dhaka.