Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Assam or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Assam.
  • n. The Indic language of the Assamese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, from or relating to the northeast-Indian state of Assam, or the region for which it is named
  • adj. In or relating to its majority people's Indo-Iranian language
  • proper n. The Indo-Aryan language spoken by the majority people in the state of Assam, NE India

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Assam, a province of British India, or to its inhabitants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Assam or its inhabitants.
  • A native or the natives of Assam, an eastern province of British India adjoining Burma and Tibet.
  • Pertaining to the languages of Assam.
  • n. A language of Assam, one of the Aryan family, akin to Bengali.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. native or inhabitant of the state of Assam in northeastern India
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Assam or its people or culture or language
  • n. the Magadhan language spoken by the Assamese people; closely related to Bengali

Etymologies

From Assam +‎ -ese (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If they do not have love for fellow assamese, what then are they talking about fighting for Assam and Assamese?

    Latest News Online - The Indian Express

  • Parliament's computerised interpreter system is designed to translate proceedings simultaneously from English to Hindi and vice versa, and from other languages such as Assamese, Kannada or Tamil into Hindi and English.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • Anupam Nath/Associated Press Assamese dancers perform Bihu, a local folk dance, during Rongali Bihu celebrations in Guwahati, April 14, 2011.

    The Indian New Year

  • European Pressphoto Agency A girl played a traditional musical instrument made of bamboo while performing the 'Bihu Dance' for Rongali Bihu, the festival which marks the the Assamese New Year, in Guwahati, India, April 14, 2011.

    The Indian New Year

  • Anupam Nath/Associated Press Lal Krishna Advani, Bharatiya Janata Party leader, is presented with a traditional Assamese hat by party workers at a public meeting in theeastern Indian city of Gauhati, Assam , Thursday.

    India in Pictures

  • The ad campaign is being aired in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese and Oriya so that it can reach out to the masses.

    Global Voices in English » Celebrity Power in Indian Elections

  • Because the Meghalayans were fighting with the Assamese (and because the plane out of Meghalaya, Vayudoot Airlines, was too scary to fly again) I had to take a bus into neighboring Assam.

    Traveling in India: Removing the Mask « Colleen Anderson

  • Some of the video clips are in Assamese, and even though many in the crowd only speak Bengali, the language barrier does not seem to dissuade them from watching.

    Hanna Ingber Win: India: Three Wives, 10 Kids Is Enough

  • Hurd's program enables speakers of 59 different languages -- including Assamese (India), Basque (Spain), Igbo (Nigeria), and Inuktitut (Canada) -- to use Microsoft's products.

    Nataly Kelly: How Translation Is Changing the World

  • In another shocking incident, before the old wound was healed, Anil Majumdar, editor of a prominent Assamese daily newspaper Aji, was brutally shot dead by unidentified gunman outside his house late night on March 25, in Assam's main city of Guwahati.

    Northeast India: Journalists between the devil and the deep sea

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