East-pakistan meaning

A former region of southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal. Originally part of Bengal, it was held by the British from c. 1775 and then by Pakistan from 1947 to 1971, when it achieved independence as Bangladesh.
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(place) Former province of Pakistan: since 1971, the country of Bangladesh.
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(historical) The eastern part of Bengal before it split from Pakistan.
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