[as-uh-meez, -mees]
noun, plural As·sa·mese.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Assam.
  2. an Indic language of Assam.

Origin of Assamese

First recorded in 1820–30; Assam + -ese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for assamese


  1. the state language of Assam, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family and closely related to Bengali
  2. plural -mese a native or inhabitant of Assam
  1. of or relating to Assam, its people, or their language
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