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Assamese, also called Asamiya, is the official language of Assam. It belongs to the family of Indo-Aryan languages and has originated from Sanskrit. Its script is similar to that of Bengali and is derived from the ancient Brahmi script. 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.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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