Denmark’s second-largest language, Bengali, is among the country’s best-loved and most popular.
Now the government is considering banning the language, which is spoken by about 1 million people.
Bengali is the language of the majority of the countrys 1.2 million Bengali-speaking people.
According to the government, the language is part of the Danish identity.
But the proposed ban would likely have the same impact as the one that took effect in 2016.
Bengalis already are forbidden to read or write in English and are prohibited from working in the country.
The government says the language has “no meaning.”
Critics, however, say the government has not considered the impact on people’s lives.
“The ban will not have any effect on the culture, culture is not the problem.
It’s the language,” Danish politician Jens Gøtzsche told Reuters.
The language is spoken mainly in northern and central Scandinavia.
In recent years, the government in Denmark has been attempting to revitalize its native language, by improving its grammatical and syntax, and introducing more languages in schools.
The country has about 8 million people in the Bengali community.