Language Scientific’s Assamese Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Assamese translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Assamese. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Assamese translation services including:

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Assamese (Asamiya) Language Statistics/Facts:

Assamese is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 15 to 20 million people in the Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, and in some parts of Bangladesh and Bhutan. Assamese is also used in some areas of Nepal. Most of the areas along the Brahmaputra valley speak Assamese. Bengali and the Assamese have lot of similarities.

Assamese language is actually called Asamiya, and the word ‘Assamese’ is an Anglicized form of it. Assamese is an English word, similar to Japanese, Taiwanese, etc. It is based on the English word ‘Assam’, which geographically denotes the great Brahmaputra valley.

Assamese grammar is noted for its highly inflected forms. In Assamese there are also different pronouns and noun plural markers for use in honorific and non-honorific constructions. Assamese is closely related to Bengali and Oriya. Assamese has no grammatical gender distinctions

Mainly, Assamese and Bodo are the official languages in Assam, whereas in some of the districts in the Barak Valley, Bengali has official status. The majority of people living in Assam speak Assamese. Assamese has been influenced in vocabulary, phonetics and structure by its close association with Tibeto-Burman dialects in the region.

Assamese Dialects:

Dialect Region
Assamese Almost everywhere in Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, some place in Bangladesh Bhutan and Nepal
Brahmaputra valley Almost everywhere Assam state of India
Bishnupriya Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and Indian states of Assam
Rajbangshi North Bengal districts and also in the eastern part of the Terai region of Nepal
Chakma Chakmas reside in Mizoram, Tripura, Barak Valley of Assam and in Arunachal Pradesh

Countries where Assamese is spoken:

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Myanmar
  • United Kingdom
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • United States

Assamese-Speaking Country Data:

Country:India

Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1,281,935,911
Constitutional Republic: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Currency: Indian Rupee
GDP (ppp): $6,600
Unemployment: 5.0%
Government Type: Constitutional Republic
Industries: Steel, engineering and machine tools, electronics, computer software, research and development, textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, automotive, manufacturing, communication, construction, power, chemical

Country:Bangladesh

Capital: Dhaka
Population: 157,826,578
Parliamentary Democracy: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Currency: Taka
GDP (ppp): $3,900
Unemployment: 4.9%
Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
Industries: Jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, drugs and pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas

Country:Bhutan

Capital: Thimphu
Population: 758,288
Constitutional Monarchy: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay
Currency: Bhutanese Ngultrum and Indian Rupee
GDP (ppp): $8,200
Unemployment: 2.5%
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Industries: Cement, wood products, processed fruits, alcoholic beverages, calcium carbide, tourism

Assamese (Asamiya) Language History

Assamese is a branch of the Indo-Aryan language, which evolved in the 7th century AD having its roots in the Sanskrit language. Though Assamese originated in the 7th century, its literature only appeared in the early 14th century.

History says that Assamese literature existed even before the 14th century, and there is evidence of a rich heritage of oral traditions, including folk songs, religious hymns, pastoral ballads, festival songs and even children’s stories. These traditions say that Magadhi Prakrit was the origin of the Assamese language, then other related languages, such as Maithili, Bengali and Oriya started branching out. Magadhi Prakrit later evolved into the Eastern Indo-Aryan languages, including Bengali, Assamese and the Bihari languages, which are also the source for the Apabhramsa dialects in the valley of Brahmaputra.

Through the years, the Assamese language has grown and developed and is now spoken by a large number of people. Previously in the northern areas of Sylhet (now in Bangladesh) and in the adjoining areas of the Khasi hills, there were many settlements of Man-bhaganiyas. During the partition of India in 1947 most of these people returned to Assam and are now primarily located in the Lanka and Kaki areas of the Nagaon district.

There are three types of languages can be considered allied to Assamese—Hajong, Bishnupriya and Chakma. These languages are similar to Assamese in many aspects. Hajong speakers are present in the western Assam’s Goalpara district, Garo hills of Meghalaya and the northern frontier areas of Bangladesh. Some Hajong speakers are also scantily present in Lakhimpur district of Assam and in Arunachal Pradesh. Bishnupriya speakers are found mainly in the Barak valley of Assam, Tripura and in Eastern Bangladesh. Although Manipur is the original homeland of the Bishnupriya speakers, today it is not spoken there. Te Chakma tribe is mainly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. In addition, many Chakmas reside in Mizoram, Tripura, Barak Valley of Assam and in Arunachal Pradesh.

Assamese literature got a lift during the period of Shankara Deva, who wrote a number of devotional songs. Many translations were also made into Assamese from the Sanskrit canon. When the epic Mahabharata and stories from the Puranas, known as Vadha Kavya, were translated into Assamese, these translations gained lot of popularity among the people and were considered to be wonderful additions to Assamese literature.

Opinions of different scholars vary on the origins of the Assamese language. As per Dr. Bani Kanta Kakati, Assamese the language originated as an offshoot of the Maghadhan Prakrit. The above mentioned facts were not even considered in Dr. Kakati’s thesis on the origin and formation of Assamese language. However, Debananda Bharali’s writings, including his book, “Axomiya Bhaxar Moulik Bisar,” perform scientific analysis of these facts, but did not find much acceptance within Assamese intellectual circles. Scrutinizing the similarities and dissimilarities of the Assamese language, it can be said clearly that the Assamese language has its own separate stream of origin.

Assamese evolved differently from the rest of the Indo-Aryan languages of India. Assamese is not a Sanskrit originated language; rather, it was later influenced by Sanskrit due to migrations of people from northern India in various ages and from the spread of Hinduism. It may be concluded that the language of the original Kalita people with lots of additions and subtractions developed into the Assamese language of the modern age.

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