Mishing Tribe of Assam
Are you Googling about the Mishing tribe of Assam?
But getting a little bit tough to get all the information in one post.
Isn’t it true?……if it is,
Then you don’t worry, I am here to help you.
In this post, I will tell you [step by step] all about the Mishing tribe of Assam, such as their dresses, food, culture, ornaments, languages and many more.
So, if are ready then let’s start this…….
5 Most Amazing Things About the Mishing Tribe
1. Culture: – What makes a culture different from others?
Of course, it can’t be defined within a few words but one major factor that works on it, which is Ethnicity. Yes, Ethnicity.
Mishing culture is born from Mongolian ethnicity.
Therefore it’s much easier to experience the Mongolian impact on Mishing tribes cultural elements such as on their dresses, language, foods, ornaments, festivals, and their traditional songs.
Did you ever attend any of their festivals?
If you did not, then let me share with you……..
In such festivals like Parag or Nora Siga Bihu, they create a beautiful traditional house called ‘Murong Ghar’; there they draw some pictures of Dragon’s.
Do you know what dragon actually signifies?
Yes, it signifies about a deity of Mongolian ethnic people.
In Mongolian majority inhabitant countries like China, highly uses this symbol as their nation’s representation.
Many ethnographer and scholars want’ to say that these Mishing people especially belong to the Tibeto-Chinese group but still, there is no written proof in anyone’s hand.
You can also do some doubt too.
Now the next point…..
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2. Food: – As I mentioned you above Mishing culture is mainly born from Mongloid culture, because of that fact their tribal food is quite similar to other Mongolian tribes of Assam.
In old times they generally ate foods, which were found in Jungles and forests.
But nowadays, with the impact of modernity, the trend has a little bit changed.
No, culture is and will be able to be free from the impact of modernity.
You may know that rice is the chief food of Assam but some traditional foods of Mishing’s are still available; which shows their uniqueness in food.
Such as Smoke Pork, Snails and Silkworm, smoked fish, Rice beer or Chai Mod(Mishing tribe food) etc.
Ummm…….it’s sounds so tasty.
At different times in different festivals, they organize some exhibition for the open showing of their traditional foods.
Festivals like Dikhow festival, Dichang festival, Majuli festival they bring these foods for open showing.
I hope you will test it in the future.
Now point 3rd ……….
3. Mishing Tribe Dress: – Mishing tribe dresses have their own unique specialization.
The cause is their females.
Mishing women are very highly skilled in Handcrafting and designing their dresses of own, even for selling.
These are very colorful. This colorful dress signifies the sign of delightfulness.
It’s really amazing!
There are different types of traditional dresses worn by this colorful tribal community.
These are like Ribi Gasor (A type of Chadar), Mibu Galuk, Yakan Age Gasar (Mekhla Chadar with black color design) and Gero (Horizontal cloth or Pothali Kapur) etc.
Traditionally, their male uses some kind of shirt to cover their body. It’s called Mibu Galuk and to cover the lower portion of the body they use some kind of dhoti, which is called Gonru Ugon (in Mishing language).
Women’s wear dresses like Ribi Gasor (A type of Chadar), Yakan Age Gasar (Mekhla Chadar with black color design) etc.
These wearings are very simple. During their festival seasons, marriages time they wear these dresses in very high quantity.
Ok, now the point 4th…………….
4. Mishing Language: – Do you think that Mishing language is similar to the Assamese language because they live in Assam?
If you think like that then you are absolutly wrong.
Because Mishing people are not genetically from Assam, according to a study these people came to the land from Tibeto-China.
And of course you know that the Tibeto-Chinese languages are from Mongolian origin but on the other hand, the Assamese language is from the group of Indo-Aryan brunch.
The Assam inhabitant Mishing people generally speak in Tani Language (also speaks in Assamese too). It’s a language of Tibeto-Chinese brunch.
Districts like North-Lakhimpur, Majuli, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, and Sivasagar, this Tani language is highly spoken by these tribal people.
And the last point is……
5. Ornaments: – If people have a unique culture then they must have their own unique particular lifestyle too. If there have a particular lifestyle then it’s common to have particular ornamental designs too.
Ok, you may get an idea above on Mishing people dress, language, foods, and cultural origin.
Now, let’s talk about their traditional ornaments.
In ornamental Mishing dictionary, there are too many traditional ornaments that they have.
These are like – Turiang (Earring), Kardoni, Sondrong (Locket), lv tog (Neck locket), Konge (Bristle) and Onsalmora (Neck locket) etc.
These traditional jewelry of Mishing community are not for Men’s, it’s all are related to women wearing.
So this is all in the post.
I hope that I able to provide you with some value in this post. Now if you have any query, suggestion related to it then please comment me below.