India’s West Bengal becomes ‘Paschim Banga’


The Indian state of West Bengal would now be known as “Paschim Banga” after state lawmakers voted unanimously in favour of the name change on Friday, despite some high-profile opposition. The state became the latest, in a long list of Indian places, to have its anglicised title dropped and replaced by a name drawn from the local or regional language.
“Paschim Banga” is a literal Bengali-language translation of West Bengal.