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What are the various ancient name of Bengal?

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What are the various ancient name of Bengal?
posted Apr 20, 2017 by Anil Chaurasiya

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Popular Names
Bengal (West bengal is the indian part and Bangladesh as eastern part of bengal)
Bangla
Banga
Bangabhumi/Banglabhumi
Bangarajya/Banglarajya
Bangarashtra/Banglarashtra

Historical Names
Bonga - an Austric word for Sun god.
Bang - a Bronze Age proto-Dravidian tribe.
Vanga- was a seafaring state located in the eastern part of the Indian Subcontinent.
Vangaladesa or Vangadesam (found in South Indian records about 11th century)
Gauda or Gauro Vanga (found in South Indian records about 12-13th century)
Bangala or Shah-i-Bangala (The Bengal Sultanate in 1500, during the reign of Sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah)
Subah -i- Bangala or Mughal Bengal
Bengala or Portuguese Bengal
Bengalen or Dutch Bengal

answer Apr 20, 2017 by Salil Agrawal
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