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 (ăs′ə-mēz′, -mēs′)
Of or relating to Assam or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Assamese
a. A native or inhabitant of Assam.
b. A person of Assamese ancestry.
2. The Indic language of the Assamese.
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npl -mese
1. (Languages) the state language of Assam, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family and closely related to Bengali
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Assam
3. (Peoples) of or relating to Assam, its people, or their language
4. (Placename) of or relating to Assam, its people, or their language
5. (Languages) of or relating to Assam, its people, or their language
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(ˌæs əˈmiz, -ˈmis)

n., pl. -mese,
adj. n.
1. an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Assam.
2. a native or inhabitant of Assam, esp. a native speaker of Assamese.
3. of or pertaining to Assam, the Assamese, or the Indo-Aryan language of Assam.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Assamese - native or inhabitant of the state of Assam in northeastern IndiaAssamese - native or inhabitant of the state of Assam in northeastern India
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
2.Assamese - the Magadhan language spoken by the Assamese people; closely related to Bengali
Magadhan - a subfamily of Indic languages
Adj.1.Assamese - of or relating to or characteristic of Assam or its people or culture or language
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An updated d o c ume n t called the National Register of Citizens of India (NRC) has declared 1.9 million Assamese foreigners and will deport them.
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The academies are being formed to preserve the heritage of India's most spoken languages, including both national and regional languages spoken in different parts of the country, such as Gujarati, Malayalam, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Marwari, Tamil, Kashmiri, Haryanvi, Assamese, Kannada, Odiya, Kumaoni-Garhwali-Jaunsari, etc.