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Assam

[ as-sam ]

noun

  1. a state in NE India. 30,285 sq. mi. (78,438 sq. km). : Dispur.


Assam

1

/ æˈsæm /

noun

  1. a state of NE India, situated in the central Brahmaputra valley: tropical forest, with the heaviest rainfall in the world; produces large quantities of tea. Capital: Dispur. Pop: 26 638 407 (2001 est). Area: 78 438 sq km (30 673 sq miles)
  2. a high-quality black tea grown in the state of Assam


assam

2

/ ˈasam; ˈæsæm /

noun

  1. (in Malaysia) tamarind as used in cooking. Assam ikan is a dish of fish cooked with tamarind

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Assam1

from Malay asam sour

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Example Sentences

These quasi-judicial bodies are unique to Assam, and the primary means of determining who is a citizen in the state.

From Time

Since then, the state of Assam and the national government have introduced a complex, overlapping web of measures to determine who is a legal citizen and who is not.

From Time

The second is through the Assam Police Border Organization, a border police force unique to Assam that was established in 1962.

From Time

South Salmara-Mankachar is not the only Assam district to feature in the bottom 10.

From Quartz

He still wishes Mahira would return to their village in Assam, but understands and respects her reasons for staying in her marital home in Haryana.

That's because we've had an outbreak of bloodshed in the eastern state of Assam.

One, the specter of the Bangladeshi Muslim invasion is a widely-held impression about Assam.

In truth, blame is not quite so easy to hand out: the ugliness in Assam has intricate, complex roots.

For example, one writer pointed out that the Muslim presence in Assam goes back decades, even centuries.

The anti-immigrants violence in the Indian state of Assam and the Sikh shooting in Wisconsin both come from the hate of the other.

At Assam and elsewhere, when a person was sick, sacrifices were offered to the god of the four winds.

So far does it reach in this direction that, as high as 28° North lat., in upper Assam we find a branch of it.

Assam was quite cut off, and a journey up there was a serious undertaking.

Arrow of the wild tribes of Assam, copper-headed, and similarly constructed.

In the India Museum there is a model of one from Assam, used as a mail boat, and called dk nao.

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