Asm: নগাঁও nagām̐ō

‘New Village’  [Nowgong] Town/District,  Assam

From Asm: na, ‘new’; and gāon, ‘village’ [Skt: grama]. 

Nowgong was a feeble British attempt at writing Nagaon.

It is neither new (it dates back to at least the 17thC) nor a village (it has a population of 147,000).

For related place names see Indian Place names and Assam place names.

 

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