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English to Assamese & Assamese to English Dictionary

Assamese Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that translates words from English to Assamese and Assamese to English. It is a part of Language Networking, a social and educational initiative by KHANDBAHALE.COM, and is free and open to all for non-commercial use. It is recognised as an accurate and authentic language resource by scholars and experts and can also be downloaded as software and apps for multiple devices for online and offline use.

About the Assamese Language

Assamese or Asamiya (অসমীয়া Ôxômiya) is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language used mainly in the state of Assam. It is the official language of Assam. The easternmost of the Indo-Aryan languages; it is spoken by over 19 million native speakers. It is also spoken in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast Indian states. Nagamese, an Assamese-based Creole language is widely used in Nagaland and parts of Assam. Nefamese is an Assamese-based pidgin used in Arunachal Pradesh. Small pockets of Assamese speakers can be found in Bangladesh.

It is one of the 22 officially recognized languages in India and is also spoken in Bhutan. Assamese is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family, which also includes languages such as Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi. It is closely related to Bengali and shares many similarities in terms of grammar and vocabulary. Assamese has a rich literary tradition dating back to the 13th century, with famous poets such as Sankardev and Madhavdev. The language is also known for its rich folk literature, which includes stories, songs, and ballads. In terms of writing system, Assamese uses the Assamese script, which is a variant of the Bengali script. It is a complex script with multiple diacritical marks, making it challenging for non-native speakers to learn. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness and interest in preserving and promoting the Assamese language. There have been efforts to include the language in the education system and to make it more widely spoken and understood. Assamese is an important language with a rich cultural and literary heritage. It is a vital part of the identity of the people of Assam and plays a crucial role in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the region.

ওড়িয়া (ଓଡ଼ିଆ oṛiā) ইণ্ডো-ইউৰোপীয় ভাষা পৰিয়ালৰ ইণ্ডো-আর্য শাখাৰ এটি ভাষা। অসমীয়া আৰু বাংলা ভাষাৰ লগত ভাষাটোৰ যথেষ্ট মিল আছে। এই ভাষাৰ মাতৃভাষী সংখ্যা প্রায় ৩ কোটি ১০ লাখ (১৯৯৬ চনৰ হিচাব অনুযায়ী), যাৰ ভিতৰত অধিকাংশই ওড়িশা (উৰিষ্যা) ৰাজ্যৰ অধিবাসী। ইয়াৰ উপৰিও পশ্চিমবঙ্গ আৰু ঝাড়খণ্ড ৰাজ্যতো ওড়িয়া ভাষা প্রচলিত। ওড়িয়া ভাৰতৰ ২২টা স্বীকৃতিপ্ৰাপ্ত ভাষাৰ মাজত এটা; ই ওড়িশাৰ চৰকাৰী ভাষা আৰু ঝাৰখণ্ডৰ দ্বিতীয় চৰকাৰী ভাষা

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Spoken In : India and Bangladesh. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland - (Assamese or a dialogue variant of Assamese) and some other parts of North-East India and smaller pockets of speakers in Pune - Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Bangalore, Karnataka, Kolkata - West Bengal among others

Native Speakers: 19 million (2007)

Language family: Indo-European > Indo-Iranian > Indo-Aryan > Eastern > Bengali–Assamese > Assamese

Writing system: Assamese alphabet, Assamese Braille

Official language in: Assam, India

Regulated by: VAsam Sahitya Sabha

Language codes: as (ISO 639-1), asm (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3)

The word Assamese is an English formation built on the same principle as Japanese or Vietnamese etc. It is based on the English word Assam by which the tract consisting of the Brahmaputra Valley and its adjoining areas are known. The people call their state Ôxôm and their language Ôxômiya.

    Assamese Language References

  • "A History of Assamese Literature" by Hiren Gohain, published by Oxford University Press in 1999. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the literary tradition of Assamese language from the earliest times to the present day.
  • "Assamese: An Introduction to the Language, Script, and Culture" by R.K. Baruah, published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. This book is a comprehensive guide to the Assamese language, including its grammar, vocabulary, and script.
  • "Sociolinguistics of Assamese" by Nirode K. Barooah, published by M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd. in 2000. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the sociolinguistic aspects of Assamese, including language use, language attitudes, and language planning.
  • "Assamese: A Study of its Syntax and Vocabulary" by George Abraham Grierson, published by Asian Educational Services in 1984. This book provides a detailed study of the grammar and vocabulary of the Assamese language.
  • "The Oxford Introductions to Language Study: Assamese" by R.K. Baruah, published by Oxford University Press in 1996. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the Assamese language, including its history, structure, and usage.
  • "Assamese: A Descriptive Analysis" by Joseph Barpujari, published by Indian Institute of Advanced Study in 1980. This book provides a detailed analysis of the phonetics, phonology, and grammar of the Assamese language.
  • "Assamese-English Dictionary" by J.T. Staley and S.K. Bhuyan, published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers in 1999. This is a comprehensive English-Assamese dictionary, which includes a vast collection of words and idiomatic expressions.
  • Government: National Portal of India : india.gov.in
  • Government of Assam: www.assam.gov.in
  • Wikipedia : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assamese_language
  • Assamese Language and History
  • Asam Sahitya Sabha : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asam_Sahitya_Sabha
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