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Shillong

[shil-lawng] /ʃɪlˈlɔŋ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Assam state, in NE India: resort.

Assam

[as-sam] /æsˈsæm/
noun
1.
a state in NE India. 85,012 sq. mi. (220,181 sq. km).
Capital: Shillong.
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Shillong

/ʃɪˈlɒŋ/
noun
1.
a city in NE India, capital of Meghalaya: situated on the Shillong Plateau at an altitude of 1520 m (4987 ft); destroyed by earthquake in 1897 and rebuilt. Pop: 132 876 (2001)

assam

/ˈæsæm; Malay ˈasam/
noun
1.
(in Malaysia) tamarind as used in cooking. Assam ikan is a dish of fish cooked with tamarind
Word Origin
from Malay asam sour

Assam

/æˈsæm/
noun
1.
a state of NE India, situated in the central Brahmaputra valley: tropical forest, with the heaviest rainfall in the world; produces large quantities of tea. Capital: Dispur. Pop: 26 638 407 (2001 est). Area: 78 438 sq km (30 673 sq miles)
2.
a high-quality black tea grown in the state of Assam
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