The Exotic Culture of Assam
The Assamese lifestyle is a blend of different cultures and races inspired from Indo-Burmese, Indo-Iranian, Aryan and Mongolian race. People living in the mountain regions of Assam hail from the Mongolian race. In this state you will find people belonging to different races. ”Asomiya” or “Assamese” is the official language of this state.
People from Assam are often known as Assamese. A large number of Assam population consists of migrants, Based on the census of 1991, the state has around 22 million people out of which 89 % reside in the rural regions. Around two third of the Assamese are Assamese-speaking Hindus and 16 % belong to Tibeto-Burman tribes.
The culture, art and history of Assam is dated back to the 14th century. Assam has embraced various cultures which include migrants from Bangladesh also known as Mymenshingy settlers. There is also a huge section of people who are tea-garden laborers and also the long-settled inhabitants from this northeastern state. No matter where these people came from, today they represent the culture of Assam with great pride.
The exotic lifestyle of this state is a result of all the different tribes that inhabit in this regions. Most of the population in Assam is categorized into various tribes. Hence, one gets to see vibrant traditions, cultures, food that are different from each other.
Majority of tribes have their different way of living and distinct languages. You may find lot of their customs to be a bit strange but they are quite significant to the tribes. Kosh-Rajbanshi, Rabha, Miri, Boro, Karbi and Mishimi are some of the most popular tribes of Assam.
The three famous Bihu festivals are amongst the most celebrated cultural and social event in Assam. People from different sections of Assam take part in these festival with great joy. They symbolise the unity of this wonderful state irrespective of their religious, caste or idealistic differences.
The one thing that I learnt from my Assam trip is that, this state celebrates it’s culture with great pride. So, If you are planning a trip to this beautiful state that make sure find some time within your travel schedule to experience the uniqueness of Assamese culture.