How to pronounce Banerjea?

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Pronunciation of Banerjea in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Banerjea is pronounced as

b ae n er j ee

b sounds like the 'b' in 'bat'
ae sounds like the 'a' in 'at'
n sounds like the 'n' in 'no'
er sounds like the 'ur' in 'hurt'
j sounds like the 'j' in 'jug'
ee sounds like the 'ee' in 'see'


Banerjea is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ b ae n er j ee ]

b ae n er j ee
bat at no hurt jug see

Type of Name:

Last name

Language:

East Indian, Bengal

Alternate Spelling(s):

Banerjee, Banergea, Banergee, Banerji

Meaning:

Teacher from the village of Bandoghat

Additional Information:

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Brahman) name, the first element of which, Ban-, is a shortened form of the village name Bandoghat. The final element -jee is derived from jha (greatly reduced form of Sanskrit upadhyaya ‘teacher’); thus, Banerjee ‘teacher from the village of Bandoghat’. In Bengali names formed with -jee, the initial element is believed to indicate a village granted by Ballal Sen, a legendary ancient king of Bengal, to the ancestor of the person bearing the surname. A Sanskrit version of this name, Vandyopadhyaya, was coined later, from the elements vandya ‘venerable’ + upadhyaya ‘teacher’.


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Pronunciation of Banerjea in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

'Banner'-Gee


Type of Name:

Last name

Language:

East Indian, Bengal

Alternate Spelling(s):

Banerjee, Banergea, Banergee, Banerji

Meaning:

Teacher from the village of Bandoghat

Additional Information:

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Brahman) name, the first element of which, Ban-, is a shortened form of the village name Bandoghat. The final element -jee is derived from jha (greatly reduced form of Sanskrit upadhyaya ‘teacher’); thus, Banerjee ‘teacher from the village of Bandoghat’. In Bengali names formed with -jee, the initial element is believed to indicate a village granted by Ballal Sen, a legendary ancient king of Bengal, to the ancestor of the person bearing the surname. A Sanskrit version of this name, Vandyopadhyaya, was coined later, from the elements vandya ‘venerable’ + upadhyaya ‘teacher’.


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