The following is the estimated number of speakers of the western dialect :-
Kftme of District.
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 :-»*
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.
Khasi and Jaiatia 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.
Bengal and Feudatories .
Bombay and Feudatories ...»
Burma ...«« Carried over