Assamese is an eastern Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 20 million
people in the Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh,
and also spoken in Bangladesh and Bhutan. Assamese is closely related to
Bengali and Oriya.
The Assamese alphabet is written with an alphabet that developed from
the Gupta alphabet around 1200 AD and which closely resembles the Mithilakshar
and Bengali alphabets. Assamese has a long literary tradition, and was used
for edicts and other writings of medieval kings. The first printed book
in was Atmaram Sarma's translation of the Bible, which published in 1813
by the Serampore English Missionary Press in Calcutta.