publication . Article . 2012

Assamese

Shakuntala Mahanta;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2012 Journal: Journal of the International Phonetic Association, volume 42, pages 217-224 (issn: 0025-1003, eissn: 1475-3502, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:p>The variety described here is representative of colloquial Assamese spoken in the eastern districts of Assam. Assam is a North-Eastern state of India, therefore Assamese and creoles of Assamese like Nagamese are spoken in the different North-Eastern states of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and also the neighbouring country of Bhutan. Approximately 15 million people speak Assamese in India (see<jats:italic>Ethnologue</jats:italic>, Gordon 2005, which lists 15,374,000 speakers including those in Bhutan and Bangladesh). In the pre-British era (until 1826), the kingdom of Assam was ruled by Ahom kings and the then capital was based in the Eastern di...
Subjects
free text keywords: Speech and Hearing, Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics, Anthropology
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