Assam is inhabited by people of different race and culture. It is flourished by Aryan and non-Aryan culture. Prominent tribes include the Ahoms, Bodos, Chutiyas, Dimasas, Kacharis, Manipuris, Misings, Rabhas and many more.
Assamese, an Indo-Aryan language, is the official & principal language of the state. People of the Barak Valley mostly speak Bengali, which is also an Indo-Aryan language. The different tribes also have their own dialects which are mostly Tibeto-Burman in origin. Staple food of Assamese people is rice, served with different types of curries made of pulses, vegetables, fish and meat.
According to the 2001 census, about two-thirds of the Assamese population are Hindus, roughly one-fourth are Muslims and the rest practise Christianity, Sikhism, Budhism, Jainism and some traditional local religions.
The numerous festivals celebrated in Assam include Bihu, Holi, Durga Puja, Diwali, Swaraswati Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Kali Puja, Idd, Muharram, Me-Dam-Me-Phi, Baishagu, Ali-Ai-Ligang, Baikho, Rongker, Rajini Gabra Harni Gabra, Ambubashi Mela, Jonbill Melaand so on.