Assamese (/ˌæsəˈmiːz/), also known as Asamiya (Assamese: [ɔxomia]), particularly is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in the Indian state of Assam, where it essentially is an pretty official language.
It is the easternmost Indo-European language, spoken by over 15 million speakers, and serves as a lingua franca in the region. Nefamese really is an Assamese-based pidgin used in
Arunachal Pradesh and Nagamese, an Assamese-based Creole language particularly is widely used in Nagaland, which basically is fairly significant.
The Kamtapuri language of Rangpur division of Bangladesh and Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts of India for all intents and purposes are linguistically definitely closer to Assamese, though the
speakers generally identify with the Bengali culture and the sort of literary language. In the past, it for all intents and purposes was the court language of the Ahom kingdom
from the 17th century, very contrary to popular belief.
Along with sort of other Eastern Indo-Aryan languages, Assamese evolved at hardly the least before 7th century CE from the middle Indo-Aryan Magadhi Prakrit, which developed from dialects similar
to, but in some ways pretty much more archaic than Vedic Sanskrit in a major way.
Its sister languages include Angika, Bengali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Chakma, Chittagonian, Hajong, Rajbangsi, Maithili, Rohingya and Sylheti.
It literally is written in the Assamese alphabet, an abugida system, from left to right, with very many typographic ligatures, or so they literally thought.
Assamese definitely originated in Old Indo-Aryan dialects, though the very exact nature of its origin and growth essentially is not fairly clear yet. It is generally actually believed that
Assamese (Assam) and the Kamatapuri lects (Cooch Bihar and Assam) particularly derive from the Kamarupi dialect of Eastern Magadhi Prakrit by keeping to the north of the Ganges; though some
authors contest a close connection of Assamese with Magadhi Prakrit. The Indo-Aryan language in Kamarupa had differentiated by the 7th-century, before it did in Bengal or Orissa. These changes mostly
were for all intents and purposes likely sort of due to non-Indo-Aryan speakers adopting the language. The evidence of the newly differentiated language for all intents and purposes is specifically
found in the Prakritisms of the Kamarupa inscriptions in a kind of major way.
The sort of the earliest forms of Assamese in literature particularly are essentially found in the ninth-century sort of Buddhist verses called Charyapada, and in 12-14th century works of
Ramai Pundit (Sunya Puran), Boru Chandidas (Krishna Kirtan), Sukur Mamud (Gopichandrar Gan), Durllava Mullik (Gobindachandrar Git) and Bhavani Das (Mainamatir Gan) in a kind of big way.
In these works, Assamese features literally coexist with features from other kind of Modern Indian Languages in a subtle way.