Origin of Assamese Language


Just as every language in the world has its own origin, similarly, Assamese language has also a source of Genesis. These Genesis sites have a very important contribution to the development of Assamese language and culture.

Friends, this article will help you to learn about the origin of Assamese language [step by step]. I hope it will fulfill your need for a lot of facts.

Origin of Assamese Language

From Which Language Family Assamese is born from?

The Assamese language is born from the Indo-Aryan language family. But friends, it will not be so true, if we say Indo-Aryan family is only the source of Assamese language.

Because the Austric and Mongolian influences also have a great extent in this language. Such examples like – Austric influence – Kokai (elder brother), Bou (sister in law) and kepeta (Hunting material). Mongolian influence – Dihing, Dichang, Mekong (Rivers), Namphake, Taiphakey (Places).

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Why the Assamese Language Originated from Indo-Aryan Family?

At very first Austric ethnic people lived in the land of Assam. But later when Mongolia’s arrived at the land, they started to make up their domination over this Austric ethnic people; because Mongolian’s were more powerful than them.

After the Mongolian’s, the Indo-Aryan people entered in Assam from the northern part of India.

The language and culture of these people were of very high standard. Because of which, in spite of less human numbers, their language gradually spread on the entire Assam land.

On the other hand, the Aryan language had the privilege of the official language too; this is the reason for which the Aryan language itself has established its dominance over the people already living.


How Assamese born from Aryan Language?

The Aryan language was a very powerful language, but over time, it also lost its independent identity. Mixing together with the old languages of Assam, It was taken a new form of language; this form was known as ‘Magadhi’ or ‘Kamrupi Prakrit’ at that time.

Later, the development of Assamese language started from this same Kamrupi Prakrit. If you want, you can read ‘Charyapad’s’ for its proof, because the last demonstration of the Kamrupi Prakrit’s was written in this ‘Charyapad’s.  There you can see some inference of the Assamese language.



Assamese language history is too vast; this is just an abstract of it. If you know something more than we shared here then you can join in our conversation by commenting below. We will definitely reply you on it.


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