Assamese (অসমীয়া)

Assamese is an eastern Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 20 million people in the Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, and also spoken in Bangladesh and Bhutan. Assamese is closely related to Bengali and Oriya,

The Assamese alphabet is written with a version of the Bengali alphabet. The first printed book in was Atmaram Sarma's translation of the Bible, which published in 1813 by the Serampore English Missionary Press in Calcutta.

Assamese alphabet

Vowels and vowel diacritics

Assamese vowels and vowel diacritics

Consonants

Assamese consonants

Some conjunct consonants

Some Assamese conjunct consonants

Additional symbols

Additional Assamese symbols

Numerals

Assamese numerals

Sample text in Assamese

Sample text in Assamese (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Links

Information about the Assamese language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assamese_language

Online English Assamese dictionary
http://www.xobdo.org

Xophura - an archive on Assam and Assamese literature and culture
http://www.geocities.com/p_saikia/

Assamese poems
http://www.poetrytranslation.soas.ac.uk/poems/index.cfm?lang=15

The Sentinel - online news in English and Assamese
http://www.sentinelassam.com/

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