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culture & language

Culture

The population of Assam is a fascinating blend of various religions, 3-4 languages and few dialects within them as well as multiple races! This includes Mongoloid, Indo-Burmese, Indo-Iranian and Aryan, which have all evolved through years.

Assam also consists of various tribes like Bodo, Kachari, Karbi, Miri, Mishimi, Rabha, etc that co-exist in its little towns and villages. The natives of the state of Assam are known as "Asomiya" or Assamese – which is also the name of their official language.

Buddhism and Hinduism are the largely followed religions here. Assam also has a couple of its own dance forms, such as Bihu (a folk-dance form) and Satriya Nritya (a classical dance form) and Jhumur (a tribal dance form).

Language

The official language of Assam is Assamese, which is the most commonly spoken language of the state, followed by Bengali, which is spoken by a large part of the population, because of many Bengalis (from the state of West Bengal) settling here. Bengali has many similarities to Assamese, with various words meaning the same in both languages, but also having their differences. Apart from these, Bodo is another regional language spoken in some parts of Assam by people belonging to certain tribes.

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