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Gayen, Gain
Pronunciation গায়েন (Ga-en)
Region of origin Bengal
Meaning Bard

Gayen, sometimes anglicised as Gain, is a Bengali surname found in the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam, as well as in Bangladesh.[1] In Bengali, the title Gayen (গায়েন) referred to anyone involved in the medieval bardic tradition, i.e. composition of Bengali poetry and music.[2]

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  1. ^ Mookerjee, S. (September 1959). "Bengalee surnames" (PDF). Annals of Library and Information Studies. 6 (3): 6. 
  2. ^ Sen Gupta, Shankar (1965). Folklorists of Bengal (Volume 1 ed.). Calcutta, India: Indian Publications. 

External links[edit]

  • The Gayen Estate - Description of the Gayen Zamindari Estate in Dhanyakuria, West Bengal