Bengali–Assamese languages

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Bengali–Assamese
Gauda–Kamrupa
Geographic
distribution:
Bangladesh, India, Myammar, Nepal
Linguistic classification: Indo-European
Glottolog: gaud1237[1]

The Bengali–Assamese languages (or Assamese-Bengali languages) belong to the Eastern zone of Indo-Aryan languages. They are the following:

Language Native name Number of speakers (in millions) Native region
Bangla (Bengali) বাংলা
Bangla
0220000220[2]  Bangladesh (national and official)
 India (West Bengal, Tripura and Assam)
Assamese অসমীয়া
Oxomiya
15  India (Assam)
 Bangladesh (Mymensingh Division)
Rangpuri রংপুরী / রাজবংশী
Rongpuri / Rajbongši
15  Bangladesh (Rangpur Division)
 India (West Bengal and Assam)
   Nepal (Province No. 1)
Chittagonian চাঁটগাঁইয়া
Čąŧgąiya
13  Bangladesh (Chittagong Division)
 Myanmar (Rakhine State)
Sylheti ছিলটী
Siloŧi
11  Bangladesh (Sylhet Division)
 India (Assam)
Rohingya Ruáingga 1.8  Myanmar (Rakhine State)
 Bangladesh (Chittagong Division)
Chakma Sangma 0.33  Bangladesh (Chittagong Division)
 India (Mizoram and Tripura)
 Myanmar (Rakhine State)
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী
Bișnupriya Monipuri
0.12  India (Assam, Manipur and Tripura)
 Bangladesh (Sylhet Division)
Hajong হাজং
Hazong
0.06  India (Meghalaya)
 Bangladesh (Mymensingh Division)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Gauda–Kamrupa". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ http://www.omniglot.com/writing/bengali.htm