Na-Asamiya or more popularly Miya people refers to the group of ethnic Muslims in Assam who began arriving in Assam before and after the colonization of Assam by the British from Bengal Presidency ] and started settling in the Brahmaputra Valley. The migration was officially encouraged by the British, the Muslim League government in the 1940s and a section of the Assamese elite prior to the Partition of India and considered illegal after the constitution of Pakistan in 1947. Many of these migrant Muslims settled on the chars or riverine islands on the Brahmaputra and other low-lying areas. The Na-Asamiyas constitute the largest of the four major Muslim ethnic groups in Assam, who constitute a third of Assam's electorate.

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  • Na-Asamiya or more popularly Miya people refers to the group of ethnic Muslims in Assam who began arriving in Assam before and after the colonization of Assam by the British from Bengal Presidency ] and started settling in the Brahmaputra Valley. The migration was officially encouraged by the British, the Muslim League government in the 1940s and a section of the Assamese elite prior to the Partition of India and considered illegal after the constitution of Pakistan in 1947. Many of these migrant Muslims settled on the chars or riverine islands on the Brahmaputra and other low-lying areas. The Na-Asamiyas constitute the largest of the four major Muslim ethnic groups in Assam, who constitute a third of Assam's electorate. (en)
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  • Na-Asamiya or more popularly Miya people refers to the group of ethnic Muslims in Assam who began arriving in Assam before and after the colonization of Assam by the British from Bengal Presidency ] and started settling in the Brahmaputra Valley. The migration was officially encouraged by the British, the Muslim League government in the 1940s and a section of the Assamese elite prior to the Partition of India and considered illegal after the constitution of Pakistan in 1947. Many of these migrant Muslims settled on the chars or riverine islands on the Brahmaputra and other low-lying areas. The Na-Asamiyas constitute the largest of the four major Muslim ethnic groups in Assam, who constitute a third of Assam's electorate. (en)
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