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Assame People

Religion : Hinduism, Islam. Small number of Assamese also follow Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Christianity

Language : Assamese

Regional Spread : Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast states of India. A small number of Assamese are also present in Bangladesh and Bhutan.

Population : 20 million

Food Habits : Assamese people love non-vegetarian food especially fish. Rice is the staple food for Assamese and they consume it in variety of forms and flavors. Assamese people put less oil and use mustard oil as the medium of cooking.

Marriage Preference : Prefer matrimonial alliances with Assamese of their own caste.
Famous Personalities
  • Music: Bhupen Hazarika, Parveen Sultana
  • Movies: Pramathesh Chandra Barua, Seema Biswas
  • Literature : Lakshminath Bezbaruah, Indira Goswami
  • Politicians: Somnath Chatterjee, Gopinath Bordoloi, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Tarun Kumar Gogoi
History and Origin : Assamese people of today are the result of assimilation and integration of people of different racial stocks who migrated to Assam down the ages. The Assamese population can be divided into two broad groups - the non-tribal people who constitute the majority and the tribals. The non-tribals can again be divided on the basis of religion amongst whom Hindus are the largest, the Muslims - the second largest group followed by the Christians, Sikhs and the Buddhists.

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