Assamese

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Asambe, Asami, Asamiya
Population

12,800,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 12,828,220.

Location

Assam; West Bengal; Meghalaya; Arunachal Pradesh. Also in Bhutan, United States.

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Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Assam State (1950, Constitution, Schedule VIII).

Dialects

Jharwa (Pidgin), Mayang, Standard Assamese, Western Assamese (Kamrupi).

Language Development
Poetry. Magazines. Newspapers. New media. Radio programs. Films. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1833–1995.
Writing
Bengali script.