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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 Odia.

The Assamese alphabet is written with an alphabet that developed from the Gupta alphabet around 1200 AD and which closely resembles the Mithilakshar and Bengali alphabets. Assamese has a long literary tradition, and was used for edicts and other writings of medieval kings. 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 (অসমীয়া লিপি)

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

সকলো মানুহে স্বাধীনভাৱে সমান মৰ্যদা আৰু অধিকাৰে জন্মগ্ৰহণ কৰে । সিহঁতৰ বিৱেক আৰু বুদ্ধি আছে আৰু সিহঁতে পৰস্পৰ ভাতৃত্বৰে আচৰণ কৰিব লাগে ।

Transliteration

Xôkôlo manuhe swadhinbhawe xôman môrzôda aru ôdhikare zônmôgrôhôn kôre. Xihôtôr biwek aru buddhi ase aru xuhôte pôrôspôr bhatritwôre asôrôn kôribô lage.

Hear recording of this text by Md. Sagir Ahmed (মঃ চাগিৰ আহমেদ) from Assam, India.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Assamese | Useful phrases in Assamese | Tower of Babel in Assamese

Links

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

Assamese courses
http://www.langmaster.com/lmcom/com/web/en-gb/pages/assamese-courses-dictionaries-and-other-language-supplements.aspx
http://archive.org/details/anintensivecour00barugoog

Assamese phrases
http://learn101.org/assamese_phrases.php
http://www.outsourcingtranslation.com/resources/phrases/assamese-sentences.php
http://porhe.wordpress.com/

Assamese dictionary
http://www.xobdo.org

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/

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Fiji Hindi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Romani, Saraiki, Sarnámi Hindustani, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Urdu

Languages written with the Bengali alphabet

Also used to write: Bishnupriya, Bodo, Chakma, Chiru, Koda, Nisi, Deori, Dimasa, Hajong, Koch, Khasi, Kudmali, Tiwa, Sauria Paharia, Miri, Chothe Naga, Thangal Naga, Moyon Naga, Maring Naga, Rabha, Rangpuri, Santali, Sadri, Oraon Sadri, Sulung, Panchpargania, Tippera, Kok Borok, Toto and Usui.