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Assamese (অসমীয়া)

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 Odia.

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 Assamese was Atmaram Sarma's translation of the Bible, which published in 1813 by the Serampore English Missionary Press in Calcutta.

Assamese alphabet (অসমীয়া লিপি)

Vowels and vowel diacritics

Assamese vowels and vowel diacritics

Consonants

Assamese consonants

Some conjunct consonants

Some Assamese conjunct consonants

Additional symbols

Additional Assamese symbols

Numerals

Assamese numerals

Sample text in Assamese

সকলো মানুহে স্বাধীনভাৱে সমান ঠাকুৰালি আৰু অধিকাৰে জন্ম লয়। সকলোৰে বিবেক আৰু জ্ঞান-বুদ্ধি আছে আৰু সকলোৱে এজনে আনজনক ভাই-ভাই হিচাপে ব্যৱহাৰ দিব লাগে।

Transliteration

Xokolü manuhe sadhinvawe xoman thakurali aru odhikare zonmo loe. Xokolüre bibek aru ɡian-buddhi ase aru xokolüe ezone anzonok vai-vai hisape bewohar dibo lage.

IPA transcription

/xɔkɔlʊ manuɦɛ sadʱinbʱaβɛ xɔman tʰakuɹali aɹu ɔdʱikaɹɛ zɔnmɔ lɔe̯ || xɔkɔlʊɹɛ bibɛk aɹu ɡɪan-buddʱi asɛ aɹu xɔkɔlʊɛ ɛzɔnɛ anzɔnɔ bʱaɪ-bʱaɪ ɦisapɛ bɛβɔɦaɹ dibɔ lagɛ/

Hear recording of this text by Md. Sagir Ahmed (মঃ চাগিৰ আহমেদ) from Assam, India.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Assamese | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about the Assamese language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assamese_language
http://oakokho.com

Assamese courses
http://www.langmaster.com/lmcom/com/web/en-gb/pages/assamese-courses-dictionaries-and-other-language-supplements.aspx
http://archive.org/details/anintensivecour00barugoog

Assamese phrases
http://learn101.org/assamese_phrases.php
http://www.outsourcingtranslation.com/resources/phrases/assamese-sentences.php
http://porhe.wordpress.com/

Assamese dictionary
http://www.xobdo.org

Assamese poems
http://www.poetrytranslation.soas.ac.uk/poems/index.cfm?lang=15

The Sentinel - online news in English and Assamese
http://www.sentinelassam.com/

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Domari, Fiji Hindi, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Magahi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Odia, Palula, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Rohingya, Romani, Saraiki, Sarnámi Hindustani, Sindhi, Sinhala, Shina, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Torwali, Urdu

Languages written with the Eastern Nagari (Bengali) alphabet

Also used to write: Bishnupriya, Bodo, Chakma, Chiru, Koda, Nisi, Deori, Dimasa, Koch, Khasi, Kudmali, Tiwa, Sauria Paharia, Miri, Chothe Naga, Thangal Naga, Moyon Naga, Maring Naga, Rabha, Rangpuri, Santali, Sadri, Oraon Sadri, Sulung, Panchpargania, Tippera, Kok Borok, Toto and Usui.


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