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Assamese (অসমীয়া)

Assamese s the easternmost Indo-Aryan language, spoken mainly in the state of Assam in North-East India. It is also the official language of Assam. It is also spoken in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast Indian states. Small pockets of Assamese speakers can be found in Bhutan. The easternmost of Indo-European languages, it is spoken by over 13 million people.

The English word "Assamese" is built on the same principle as "Japanese", "Taiwanese", etc. It is based on the English word "Assam" by which the tract consisting of the Brahmaputra valley is known. The people call their state xm and their language xmiya. (Ref: Wikipedia)

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To find foods and food-related items in in Assamese you may search by any sensible combination of the following terms:
Asamiya Assam Assamais Assamees Assamesa Assamese Assamesische Assami Assamiya Hindi India Indian Nepal Nepalese Nepali Sub-continent Subcontinent অসমীয়া

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages.This is not intended to be offensive and I apologise to anyone who feels affronted. In the same way I have included 'Indian' in the search terms for foods of Sri Lanka, 'English' in searches of the food glossary for Welsh or Scottish; likewise for other Indian, African or South American food terms, where any of hundreds of languages may be in use. It is simply to aid the traveller, often ignorant of the finer detail.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of saffron, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say
'Saffron Assami' and then click on 'Translate from English'.

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, such as 'Indian', should help in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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