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.