In the 14th century, Ibn Battuta noticed that people in the Bengal Sultanate referred to gold and silver coins as taka instead of dinar. The word taka in Bangla is also commonly used generically to mean any money, currency, or notes. Thus, colloquially, a person speaking in Bangla may use "taka" to refer to money regardless of what currency it is denominated in. This is also common in the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura , where the official name of the Indian rupees is "taka" as well.
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Past Voices from Abroad. I came from the northwest part of Bangladesh, and the district where I belong is called Joypurhat. Joypurhat is a district of tropical climate, which is not so big, and my hometown is a small town called Panchbibi, a quiet place with many rice fields around. As you might guess, yes, I belong to a farming family.
Mike Brooke. Picture source: Radha Raman Society. The Story of Bengali Oedipus is a stage musical folk ballad opening this Friday with its myths, fairy-tales, visceral folk music and dance in a theatrical setting. It aims to transport the audience to a Bengal rural village to lie beneath its traditional storytelling spot, a Banyan tree draped in hundreds of lanterns.