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As·sam 1

A state of northeast India, located primarily in the valley of the Brahmaputra River. Before the British colonization of India, Assam was a powerful kingdom founded by invaders from Burma and China in the 13th century.

As·sam 2

A variety of black tea grown in the Indian state of Assam.


(ˈæsæm; Malay ˈasam)
(Cookery) (in Malaysia) tamarind as used in cooking. Assam ikan is a dish of fish cooked with tamarind
[from Malay asam sour]


1. (Placename) a state of NE India, situated in the central Brahmaputra valley: tropical forest, with the heaviest rainfall in the world; produces large quantities of tea. Capital: Dispur. Pop: 26 638 407 (2001 est). Area: 78 438 sq km (30 673 sq miles)
2. (Plants) a high-quality black tea grown in the state of Assam



a state in NE India. 22,414,322; 30,283 sq. mi. (78,438 sq. km). Cap.: Guwahati.
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Noun1.Assam - state in northeastern IndiaAssam - state in northeastern India    
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947


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No group has claimed responsibility for the explosions, although police suspect the United Liberation Front of Asom, a rebel group fighting for a separate homeland.
No one claimed responsibility but officials suspected the United Liberation Front of Asom, a guerrilla group seeking an independent homeland in Assam since 1979.
But the state's elected leader, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, blamed militants from the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom for the blasts, which happened within hours of each other in western Assam.
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