Abotani Lotta, Gogamukh, Dhemaji-787034, Assam, India
ABOUT THE MISING TRIBEThe Misings are the second largest tribe in Assam belonging to the Tibeto Mongoloid linguistic Family. They are also known as Miris in history and the Constitution of India. Miri is the older name and traces back to the ancestor Abotani. Misings are recognised as a Scheduled Tribe by the Indian government under the name ‘Miri’. Other akin groups are Adi, Galo, Pasi, Padam, Minyong, Nyshi, etc. and all of these groups live in Arunachal Pradesh. They settled in the plains of Assam about thousands years back and presently they inhabit the riverine tracts along the Brahmaputra and Subansiri river. Misings have a life closely related to rivers and therefore they can be described as the only riparian tribe of Northeast India.
The Mising people practice the cult of ‘Do-nyi – Po:lo’ which literally translates in to worshiping the Sun and the Moon. Mising people considered the sun and the moon as the main source of energy for life.
Life & Culture of Mising people revolves around agriculture and fishing. Agriculture practice of the Mising people was originally ‘Jhum’ or slash & burn method. However after settling down in the plains of Assam they have mastered the art of wet paddy cultivation and at present they are good settled cultivator.
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Revolutionary greetings to all! Please acknowledge our utmost regards and best wishes for forthcoming new year-2020. We are indeed glad to inform you that the 15th Biennial General Conference of Takam Mising Porin Kébang(TMPK) is scheduled to be held on 13th, 14th & 15th December, 2019 at Akajan High School premises, Silapathar.