The Bengali people ( Bangali) are the principal ethnic group native to the region of Bengal, which is politically divided between Bangladesh and India. The Bengali language ( Bangla) is associated with the Bengali people as the predominant native tongue. They are natively concentrated in the nation of Bangladesh and in the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura. In India, there are also a number of Bengali communities scattered across Assam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and other Indian states. In addition, there are significant Bengali communities beyond South Asia in millions, majority of whom are living as foreign workers. Some of the most well established Bengali communities are in the Middle East, Japan, Malaysia, United Kingdom and United States.