East India is a region of the Republic of India. It includes the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal. The states of Orissa and West Bengal share some cultural and linguistic characteristics with Bangladesh and with the state of Assam[source?]. Together with Bangladesh, West Bengal formed the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal before partition in 1947.
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