region in the NE part of the Indian peninsula, divided between the Indian state of West Bengal & Bangladesh
part of the Indian Ocean, east of India & west of Myanmar & the Malay Peninsula
See Bengal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A region of eastern India and Bangladesh. It was a province of India until 1947, when the eastern part became East Pakistan, and later (1971) Bangladesh, and the western section was included in independent India.
Benˌga·leseˈ(bĕnˌgə-lēzˈ, -lēsˈ, bĕngˌ-) adjective & n.
, Bay of
An arm of the Indian Ocean bordered by Sri Lanka and India on the west, Bangladesh on the north, and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand on the east.