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(and dialects; KamrupiGoalpariya)

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(Assamese BrahminsAhomsKalitasSutiya)

Barua (Assamese: বৰুৱা; Hindi: बरूवा) which is also spelled as Baruah, Barooah, Baruwa, Baroova, Barooa, Baroowa, Borooah, Boruah, Baroa; is a common Assamese surname. The surname Barua is usually associated with someone who is an Assamese or Asamiya, much like Aroras of Punjab.

In Assam Valley[edit]

Originally the title was conferred for most of class of officers in the Ahom kingdom of medieval Assam. The Ahoms appointed officers with various titles, and Barua meant a "Leader of 3000 men".

The Baruas from Assam are Hindus by faith and have been a key contributors to the growth of Assamese community. Being a conferred surname, it is widely found to be used across various groups within Assamese community however, with subtle distinctions relating to a group. For instance,

Notable Baruas[edit]

Hari Narayan Dutta Baruah acclaimed writer and historian. Translated the Bhagawat Gita, the Nam Ghosa and authored Kayasto Samajor Itibriti, the genealogy of the Kayastha people of Assam, amongst other things.


  1. ^ "Meet the Axomiya Sikhs". The Tribune. Chandigarh. 24 March 2013. 

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