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1Of, relating to, or designating an ancient Tai language once spoken in Assam but now confined to written texts and ceremonial contexts.
2Of, belonging to, or designating a people of the Assam region in north-east India where this language was spoken.
1A member of the Ahom people.
2The Ahom language.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Calcutta Christian Observer. From Ahom Ahom, self-designation.
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