Assamese, also called Asamiya, is the official language of Assam
. It belongs to the family of
and has originated from Sanskrit
. Its script is similar to that of Bengali
and is derived from the ancient
. Assamese language's history is divided into three periods - Early Assamese (from 6th century to 15th century), Middle Assamese (16th to 19th Century AD), and Modern Assamese.