Mastering Bengali will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Cantonese might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 2200 hours or 88 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 3.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Bengali in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Middle East, Europe, the U.S., Canada.
Number of native speakers is about 106,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 189,000,000. The biggest country in which Bengali is used as a native language is Bangladesh.
Native speakers of Cantonese are mostly from People’s Republic of China (PRC) and are about 52,000,000 people.
Cantonese are spoken fluently by 62,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, US.
Bengali came from Eastern group of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family.
Sino Tibetan language family is the origin of Cantonese language.