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Full text of "Linguistic Survey Of India Vol V Part I Indo Aryan Family Eastern Group"

INTBOBUCTPION,

The following is the estimated number of speakers of the western dialect :-

Kftme of District.

395

Goalpara
Kaiurup

Number

of
Speakers.

.   27,600
. 515,900

TOTAL       . 543,500

The following is therefore the number of people who are estimated to speak
Population speaking Assamese   Assamese in that portion of India  in which it is a vernac-

in the Assamese area.            utar :-»•*

JTumber
Dialect.                                                             of

Speakers.

Standard...........859,950

Western...........543,500

Mayang...........23,500

Jharwa...........9,000

TOTAL       . 1,435,950

The following is the estimated number of speakers of Assamese in Assam, in
Assamese as a foreign Ian-   districts in which it is not the vernacular.   The  figures
«uase'                  are those of the Census of 1891:—

Name of District.

Cachar Plains

Sylhet

North Cachar

Kagft Hills

Khasi and Jaiatia Hills

Garo Hills

Lushai Hills       .

TOTAL       *   10,811

The Assamese are a home-staying people, and few speakers of their language
are found outside the Assam Province. As might be expected, most of these few are
found in Bengal. The following are the figures as recorded at the Census of 1891 for
the number of speakers of Assamese in Provinces other than Assam.

Table showing the nwmler of *f taken of Atsamete in province* of India other than A**am.


	Name of Province.
	Number of Speakers.
	BB HARKS.

1
	Bengal and Feudatories   .
	673
	

2
	Berar     ,....*•
	Nil
	

3
	Bombay and Feudatories  ...»
	5
	

4
	Burma   ...««•• Carried over
	1
	i i

		679
	
Bengali.