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US Little Bangladesh Seeks Recognition
At the heart of the city of Los Angeles, a campaign is underway to carve up "Little Bangladesh", a neighborhood to create cultural destination to thousands of migrants who flew from the Muslim Southeast Asian nation to the metropolitan city over decades.
"Most people don't know who we are, they know us as Indians," Mohammad Islam, a an owner of a restaurant offering traditional Bandladeshi food, told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, April 1.
Islam's store is in Koreatown, a gritty neighborhood that has long been a haven for Korean immigrants.
Now, the 26-year-old restaurant owner and other Bangladeshis in the area want to establish a special district in Koreatown and name it "Little Bangladesh" for their own homeland.
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