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Old March 8, 2008, 02:07 PM
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i am very curious about the naming of some of the district in bangladesh,such as bagherhaat and manikgong dat cumz to instant mind

bagerhat= they used to sell bag there? considering its ryt beside shundarban, the odds of this rumor might be true
manik(precious metal in bangla)gong= famous for diamond?
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Old March 8, 2008, 02:18 PM
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yeah what about NOAKHALI= New Empty? then which one was old Empty?
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Old March 8, 2008, 02:37 PM
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Sundarban came from the sundari tree (a long leaves tree used to make houses).

gong (ganj, gonj or any other variation) means a river port (compare seaport). so any thing with the same -ganj will mean it is next to a river and the city was built because of the river port.
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Old March 8, 2008, 02:50 PM
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yeah what about NOAKHALI= New Empty? then which one was old Empty?
That has a history Kabir bhai. It means New Canal.

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The ancient name of Noakhali was Bhulua. Once the agricultural activities of the north-eastern region of Bhulua were seriously affected by floodwater of the Dakatia River flowing from the Tripura hills. To save the situation a canal was excavated in 1660 running from the Dakatia through Ramganj, Sonaimudi and Chaumuhani to divert water flow to the junction of the rivers Meghna and Feni. After excavating this long canal, Bhulua was renamed "Noakhali" after "Noa" (new) and "khal" (canal) in 1668. Noakhali district was created in 1821. It originally consisted of two sub-divisions, Noakhali Sadar and Feni. In 1984, Noakhali was split into three districts, Noakhali, Feni and Lakshmipur.
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Old March 8, 2008, 02:58 PM
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I have a book where all the history of all district names are given. I do not have time to type those now, kintu bhai apni jodi mid may er pore aisha abedon koren, tahole bolte pari...
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Old March 8, 2008, 04:41 PM
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HabaGuba bhai, didnt you ever feel curious about the name of Vooter Goli, Shonir Akhra, Pagla, Hatir Pool etc ?
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Old March 8, 2008, 05:00 PM
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bhuter goli,haatirpool, aigula to local,

aga city er gula jena nai.
btw dhaka= cover up wid wt? dirt?
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Old March 9, 2008, 06:43 AM
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here's a quiz for you guys: What is on the opposite of 'Dhaka University' ?
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here's a quiz for you guys: What is on the opposite of 'Dhaka University' ?
New Market?
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Old March 9, 2008, 01:17 PM
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here's a quiz for you guys: What is on the opposite of 'Dhaka University' ?
dhaka uni itself

ps: once i fooled myself riding a cab frm nilkhet libary to newmarket
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i just realized......if we play a bit with the name "Habaguba" - it can be - "Hagubaba".
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i am very curious about the naming of some of the district in bangladesh,such as bagherhaat and manikgong dat cumz to instant mind

bagerhat= they used to sell bag there? considering its ryt beside shundarban, the odds of this rumor might be true
manik(precious metal in bangla)gong= famous for diamond?
Its not pronounced as "bag"-erhaat; rather "baagerhaat". Probably got modified from "baagherhaat" বাঘেরহাট - Tiger's Market!
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Old June 7, 2008, 01:27 AM
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Its not pronounced as "bag"-erhaat; rather "baagerhaat". Probably got modified from "baagherhaat" বাঘেরহাট - Tiger's Market!
Nasif bhai, do they sell a lot of polyethylene bags next to Sundarbon? You just said the exact thing HabaGuba said...so, from now on we will call you "Hagubaba" - meaning same kotha ultaiya koi.
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HabaGuba bhai, didnt you ever feel curious about the name of Vooter Goli, Shonir Akhra, Pagla, Hatir Pool etc ?
i've always wondered how people came up with those names. rofl! especially hatir pool.
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Old June 7, 2008, 02:18 AM
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Nasif bhai, do they sell a lot of polyethylene bags next to Sundarbon? You just said the exact thing HabaGuba said...so, from now on we will call you "Hagubaba" - meaning same kotha ultaiya koi.
Never been to Shundorbon, or for that matter never been to any of the southern part of Bangladesh. Considering polybags being banned in BD; I wouldn't bet on finding too many of those in Sundorbon
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New Market?
Opposite of 'Dhaka University' = Open University (Unmukto Bishhobidyaloy)
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Old June 7, 2008, 11:01 PM
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HabaGuba bhai, didnt you ever feel curious about the name of Vooter Goli, Shonir Akhra, Pagla, Hatir Pool etc ?
add "sagol-naiya", "vera-mara" and "Chapainawabganj" to that... what might be the root of such names? !!!
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i've always wondered how people came up with those names. rofl! especially hatir pool.
Man, that was an easy one and meaningful as well.

The king of vawal ( Vawal er Raja) had many elephants. Those elephants were kept in “Hati-shal” near Shahabag. Everyday “mahut (aka hatir rakhal)” used to make those elephants walk through “elephant road” via “hatir pool” to “hatir jhil” so that these elephants can drink water.
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Old June 8, 2008, 04:39 AM
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you also have sub districts like Hapania, Modonpur

and Gaibandha.....
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