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 toBangladesh , India , Bengal
RegionAssam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland[3]
EthnicityAssamese 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 byAsam Sahitya Sabha (literature/rhetorical congress of Assam)
Language codes
ISO 639-1as
ISO 639-2asm
ISO 639-3asm
Glottologassa1263[6]
Linguasphere59-AAF-w
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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. "Nagamese alphabet, prounciation and language". www.omniglot.com.
  6. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Assamese". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.