Learn Assamese

Standard Assamese is the official language of the Indian state of Assam and is also spoken in the neighbouring states of West Bengal, Meghalaya and Arunachai Pradesh as well as in Bangladesh and Bhutan. It has a long history and there’s evidence of Assamese writing in documents dating back to the 14th century. Standard Assamese is based on the Central dialect. Over the years Assamese has borrowed words from Hindi, English, Bengali and other neighbouring languages.

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India

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Indo-Aryan

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Fun facts about Assamese

The state of Assam is the world’s largest tea-growing region and is home to Assam tea. Tea gardens in Assam do not follow Indian Standard Time but instead follow Tea Garden Time, which is an hour ahead, to boost productivity during daylight hours.

The Assamese script is almost identical to Bengali, with the exception of two letters. But the pronunciation of many letters is very different.

There is no word for 'hug' in Assamese. The closest would be 'to hold tightly'.

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