Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Bangladeshi Americans


Bangladeshi Americans born in Bangladesh are called Bangladeshi Americans. The number of immigrants from Bangladesh to the United States has been increasing since before 1970. Visits to New York City , Patterson, New Jersey , Los Angeles , Washington DC , Boston , Atlanta , San Francisco , Detroit , Chicago , Florida , Dallas , Houston , North Carolina , and HamtramcMichigan .

The number of Bangladeshi Americans is expected to grow even faster in the coming years, as the number of Bangladeshis immigrating to the United States increases day by day.


From 180, Bengalis started going to America as immigrants. 

Bangladesh became independent from Pakistan in 1971. From Bangladesh, which had just become independent, 154 migrants migrated to the United States from the port cities of the United States in 1974 . Most of the workers migrated to the United States from Calcutta by various ships.  

Although the number of Bangladeshis migrating to the United States was slow in the 1980s and 1980s, it was gradually increasing. About ten thousand Bangladeshis migrate to the United States annually.  Most Bangladeshi immigrants live in urban areas such as New York, Patterson, Washington, D.C. Settled in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Detroit. Before 1960, an estimated 15,000 Bangladeshis lived in New York. After 1980, some Bangladeshi Americans moved from New York to Detroit to live and earn a living in other Muslim communities, but most returned from Detroid to New York and Patterson. Bangladesh Association was formed. There were 5,000 Bangladeshis in Dallas in 1996, which is the Boishakhi MelaThere was enough to organize and they did the event successfully. At present, the major cities of America such as New York, Patterson, New Jersey, Washington DC, Los Angeles are successfully organizing the Baisakhi Fair at the initiative of the Bangladeshi people. Most Bangladeshis were initially taxi drivers there and the rest were engaged in intellectual pursuits.

Statistics and economic situation

Most legal Bengali immigrants live in New York. New York Municipality Queen 's neighborhood of Jackson Heights Bangladeshi community, increasing the number of times an abundance of late. Most Bangladeshis have grocery stores and clothing stores on 64th Street in Jackson Heights. Jackson Heights is part of the free movement of different kinds in recent years have become complex (e.g. the protest movement in a variety of fields. Jackson Heights side of the area, such as: udasaita , and Elamaharsta Bangladeshi Americans currently live in interesting places.

Since 1980, thousands of Bangladeshis have been able to legally reside in the United States through visas or lotteries. Most migrated to Jamaica . Bangladeshis are more likely to move to Jamaica and Jackson Heights. The center of 179th Street and Hillside Avenue is a popular destination for a variety of restaurants and grocery stores. Sagar Restaurant, Desi Swad, Gharoya, Kabir's Bakery are very popular in the Bengali community all over New York. Large numbers of Bangladeshi Americans currently live in Jamaica, Jackson Heights, Hollis and Brierwood. Bangladeshi immigrants are currently on the rise in Queens and Brooklyn, New York .  Many wealthy Bangladeshis live in New York en: Long Island for better livingGo to Many Bangladeshis there own pharmaceutical companies. They employ citizens of Bangladeshi descent in their companies. New York statistics :

Census in 1970:

  • Total Population: 4,955 (11,636 in the US)
  • Most inhabited: 6256 in Queens , and 71313 in Brooklyn .
  • In Manhattan, Bangladeshis live as a small group on 8th Street . Most of the Bangladeshis here live in Astoria .

Figures for 2000:

  • Total population: 26,289
  • Most inhabitants: Queens —18,310 (65%), Brooklyn —6,243 (22%), Bronx 82,442 (9%), Manhattan ,1,204 (4%), Staten Island —70 (0.2%)
  • Population growth rate between 1970 and 2000: 481%
  • Population born abroad: 23,157 (85%)
  • Less proficient in English : 14,640 (60%)
  • Middle-class household income: $ 31,537
  • Living in poverty: 6,334
  • Poverty Percentage: 31%

According to 2010 statistics:

  • Total population: 50,677
  • Most Populated Populations: Queens (60%), Brooklyn (19%), Bronx (17%), Manhattan (4%), Stalin Island (0.4%)
  • Foreign-born population: 74%
  • Low English proficiency : 53%
  • Middle-class household income: $ 36,741
  • Poverty rate: 32%
  • Parkchester in The Bronx is now a new home for growing Bangladeshis. Other small Bangladeshi communities live in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit and Los Angeles.

Paterson, New Jersey 

Patterson, New Jersey, in the metropolitan area of ​​New York, is precisely one of the largest residences for Bangladeshi Americans. The number of Bangladeshi Americans here is estimated at 15,000. There are many Bangladeshi grocery and clothing stores on Union Avenue called "Little Bangladesh" . Pyatarsane Sonali Bank money transfer is a subsidiary branch. Sonali Bank is one of the largest state-owned banks after Bangladesh Bank. The Masjid Al-Ferdous is also located on Union Avenue. This mosque is a measure of the rapid growth rate of Bangladeshis in Patterson. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman won the City Council election in 2012 from the 2nd ward. On October 11, 2014, in West Side Park, a replica of the Shaheed Minar was installed through a grand ceremony. Shahid Minar - A symbol of respect for the students killed in the 1952 movement to make Bengali the state language in Pakistan. 

The majority of Bangladeshi immigrants are between the ages of 10 and 39, of which 85% are men. On an average, 50 percent of men and 80 percent of women go to the United States to get married. Statistics show that Bangladeshi Americans are more interested in voting for the Democratic Party .

Low per capita income 

According to the 2014 census, the per capita income of Bangladeshi Americans is 18,206. Americans, on the other hand, have a per capita income of  25,625. That is the per capita income of Bangladeshi Americans; Much lower than the per capita income of Americans.


According to the 2000 census conducted by the Census Bureau , 56,412 people were identified who identified themselves as of Bangladeshi descent. Of the population over 25, a total of 40% reported having at least a master's degree. Which is comparatively less than 25% of the American population.


Bangladeshi Americans hold the ethnic culture of their ancestors, although they mostly follow the American culture, but they have not forgotten the culture of their ancestors and they try to observe both cultures side by side. Bangladeshi Americans have brought their own cuisine to the United States, which is regularly cooked in Bengali restaurants in big cities. These dishes are quite popular in the United States.There are many Bangladeshi markets and stationery shops here. Some of the stores in New York City, Patterson, New Jersey, Los Angeles are quite large.


Bangladeshi Americans use their mother tongue Bengali to communicate with each other , and try to carry out various activities using Bengali.


Most Bangladeshi Americans are Muslims . Religious norms (practices) are clearly reflected in the Bangladeshi American family. In most of their walks of life, they consider the Qur'an and the ideals of the life of the Prophet Muhammad as their guidelines.

One branch of Islam is the Sunni community. Most of the Bangladeshis belong to this branch. In small towns where there may not be a mosque, Bangladeshi Americans go to a nearby (nearby) mosque to celebrate their religion at a large Islamic festival. However, many Bangladeshis operate such mosques where Azan can be given in urban areas.

Bangladeshi Americans keep in touch with other communities such as: Arab American , Iranian American , Turkish American , African Anerican , Indonesian American , Malaysian American , South Asian American etc. Bangladeshi Americans play an important role in running the Muslim Students of America (MSA). This organization comes forward on its own initiative to solve any problem of Muslim students in America.

Although most of the Bangladeshi Americans are Muslims, there are some people from the Hindu community in this community and they solemnly observe the diversity of their religious culture. There are strong ties between Bangladeshi Muslims and Bangladeshi Hindus in the United States. Peaceful friendship can be seen between the two. The United States also has a number of temples and congregations run by Bangladeshi Hindus. The number of Bangladeshi Hindus is small and they are related to other large Bengali Hindu groups who have migrated to India after the partition of India. Although the number of Bangladeshi Hindus is small, with them, social groups of Bengali Hindus have become a much larger community in West Bengal and other parts of India .

Among Bangladeshi Americans who grew up in the United States in line with other ethnic communities, the rate of being influenced by atheism, atheism, secularism, humanism, and different philosophies has increased significantl

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