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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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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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The best are Lapsing Souchong, Assam Pekoe, rare Ankoe, Flowery Pekoe, Howqua's mixture, Scented Caper, Padral tea, black Congou, and green Twankey.
As part of the strategy, claimed by party functionaries as a strategy to ' expose rampant corruption' in the state, BJP activists would gherao the Assam Assembly on November 9.
Association (AAASA), Assam Tea Tribes Students Association (ATTSA) and Asom Yuva Parishad (AYP) disrupted normal life across the state.
The problems in Assam are less its own making and more the doings of a Centre that abdicated its responsibility.
COLONIAL ASSAM was a product of the British Indian Government's territorial organization of its conquests in the northeastern parts of the South Asian subcontinent from 1826 onwards.
Rongali Bihu is celebrated in Assam to mark the occasion of the Assamese New Year in April.
at Maligaon, a crowded market in Guwahati, the capital city of Assam, killing seven people and wounding 56 others, the report said.
Separatist rebels are often blamed for attacks in Assam state, a region wracked by violence over the past few decades.
The latest of the four blasts occurred in a market where migrant workers had set up stalls in the town of Bohori Bazaar, in western Assam, killing one person and critically wounding three others.
Earlier, McLeod Russel had taken over George Williamson (Assam) Limited, after which the name had been changed to Williamson Tea Assam Limited.
The rebels triggered a remote-controlled land mine as Assam State Public Works Minister Mr Nagen Sharma's car reached a village in Nalbari district, 70 miles west of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state.
In the feasibility study program to be carried out for Oil India Limited, the same DCL Technology that was originally licensed to the Shenhua Group will be used in HTI's pilot plants to test a representative array of coal samples from the Assam region.