World Languages: Languages index
   Most spoken
   By country
   North American
   South American
   The Canopy
   Forest Floor
   Forest Waters
   Indigenous People
   Saving Rainforests
   Country Profiles
   Works Cited
 Deforestation Stats
 Site Map
 Mongabay Sites
   Animal Photos
   Travel Tips
   Tropical Fish

Assamese language resources

Assamese is spoken on a daily basis in: India Assamese--> --> --> -->

Additional background on Assamese

Assamese (???????) or xmiya (IPA [?x?mija]) is a language spoken in the state of Assam in northeast India. It is also the official language of Assam. It is spoken in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast Indian states. Small pockets of Assamese speakers can be found in Bhutan and Bangladesh. Immigrants from Assam have carried the language with them to other parts of the world. The easternmost of Indo-European languages, it is spoken by over 20 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. But the people themselves call their state xm and their language xmiya.


What are the most spoken languages on earth?

All data is derived from UNESCO.


  • Most spoken
  • By country
  • People
  • African
  • Asian
  • North American
  • Pacific
  • South American

  • Mission
  • Introduction
  • Characteristics
  • Biodiversity
  • The Canopy
  • Forest Floor
  • Forest Waters
  • Indigenous People
  • Deforestation
  • Consequences
  • Saving Rainforests
  • Country Profiles
  • Works Cited
  • Deforestation Stats

    For kids
    Tropical fish

  • what's new | tropical fish | help support the site | search | about | contact

    Copyright Rhett Butler 2005-2013