Assamese language

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Assamese

Asamiya (Ôxômiya)

অসমীয়া[1][2]
Oxomiya in Oxomiya Lipi.svg
The word Ôxômiya ('Assamese') in Assamese script
Pronunciation /ɔ.xɔ.mia/
Native to Bangladesh , India , Bengal
Region Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland[3]
Ethnicity Assamese people
Native speakers
15 million (2010)[4]
Dialects
Eastern Nagari (Assamese)
Assamese Braille
Latin alphabet (Nagamese Creole)[5]
Official status
Official language in
 India (Assam)
Regulated by Asam Sahitya Sabha (literature/rhetorical congress of Assam)
Language codes
ISO 639-1 as
ISO 639-2 asm
ISO 639-3 asm
Glottolog assa1263[6]
Linguasphere 59-AAF-w
Assameselang.jpg
Assamese speakers in South Asia (with lighter shades of green signifying non-majority amount of speakers)

Assamese (Assamese: অসমীয়া translated asÔxômiya) (IPA: [ɔxɔmija]) is the easternmost Indo-Aryan language, spoken most in the state of Assam in North-East India. It is also the main language of Assam. It is spoken in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast Indian states.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2016. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Nineteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International". SIL International. 2016. 
  2. "The Indo-Aryan languages, Routledge Language Family Series, vol. 2, London and New York: Routledge" (PDF). George Cardona and Dhanesh Jain. 2003. 
  3. "Assamese". lisindia.net. 
  4. "Världens 100 största språk 2010" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2010), in Nationalencyklopedin
  5. https://www.omniglot.com/writing/nagamese.php
  6. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Assamese". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.