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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.
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Today I am happy to announce five commitments for Assam over the next three years.
Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, who arrived on Thursday to Guwahati, also reportedly met with Assam's Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and discussed on strengthening relations between Assam and Bhutan in the field of business and culture on Thursday.
Another report adds: Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Novo Air, a private airline based in Dhaka, will start direct flight from Dhaka to Guwahati, the capital of Indian Assam state that shares northeastern border with Bangladesh, soon.
The elephants, including a pregnant female, were part of a larger herd wandering through the plantation early Sunday in Assam state, home to India's biggest wild elephant population, when they were mowed down by the train.
The Northeast in general and Assam in particular have always been integrated with the country.
About 12 years ago, then Assam Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Ajay Singh made a startling revelation that about 6000 illegal Bangladeshis were entering into Assam daily.
Many factors contributed towards the BJP's victory in Assam.
New Delhi: In a bid to put an end to infiltration into Assam, India will completely seal its borders with Bangladesh within the next two years, Assam's chief minister-to-be Sarbananda Sonowal said here.
Previously, the Kingdom of Ahom under Burmese rule, Assam became part of British India after the Anglo-Burmese War (1824-26).
As I waited at New Jalpaiguri railway station to board the Kanchenjunga Express to home I met many Nepalis heading to Assam and other states in north-east India to spend Dashain holidays with their relatives permanently settled there.