Cultural Research


Marma Dancing TroupeWe promote appreciation of the languages, literature, and cultures of Bangladesh.  The Chittagonian language and many tribal languages are yet unwritten.  Dictionaries and grammars are designed to preserve the linguistic and cultural heritage of each people group.



A language and cultural center for expatriates offers Bangla and/or Chittagonian language acquisition.  The center aids in increased understanding of the Bangladeshi culture.  This training increases the effectiveness of AOB’s own programs and those of other international agencies in Bangladesh.