Aparna Ray at Global Voices credits Norwegian software company Somewhere in… with creating a platform for bloggers in the Bangla (Bengali) language:
The real push for Bangla blogging however, came from Bangladesh on December 16, 2005 when somewhere in…, a Norwegian software company based in Dhaka, launched a new blogging platform in Bangla at somewhereinblog.net. In a way this marked the true birth of the Bangla blogosphere as it helped create a vibrant, interactive community, where people could reach out and share their thoughts and feelings on varied topics and issues.
This would be a rather big deal, since the Bangla language has around 200 Million native speakers! (via Neha).