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                                            GLOSSARY

Donyee-po:lo      :  (the Sun and the Moon): The Mishing  regard Donyee-po:lo as their ancestors. They regard the Moon as their father and the Sun as their mother. In any ritual  performance, the first recite the name of  Ane Donyee(Mother Sun) and  Abu Po:lo(Father Moon).
The Murong        Dormitory of the Mishings. It is gradually     extinguishing among them
The Kebang        :  Village council. It is still active in giving  judgements in disputes. There are Kebang in State and district levels, viz. All Assam  Mishing Ban Kebang and the Bane Kebangs in the disrict of Assam.
Namghar             : The religious institution of the Mishings. It   is also the religious institution of the non-tribal Assamese population of Assam.
Satras                  : The monasteries, mostly situated in Majuli Sub-division of Sibsagar District.
  Kewalia or Kalhan-
ghait orNisamalia  :  
  The religion of the Mishings. It is the product of  animism and Hinduisim.
Miboo or Miri      :   The indigeneous village priest of the     Mishings.
Sadhu Bura or  Bhakat     :    The head of all religious activities of the     Mishings. Bhakats are of two types, viz. Poka Bhakat(ripe disciple) and Kencha Bhakat(raw or non-converted). The position of Kencha Bhakat is next to Poka Bhakat in Mishing Society.
Ali-ai-Ligang , Po:rag     :     The famous festivals of the Mishings. Ali-ai Ligang of  the spring dance festival is celebrated on wednesday  on the month of Falgun of Indian Calendar. The main aim of the festival is to pray Mother Earth for  production of Ahu paddy. Po:rag is also connected with  agriculture. The festival marks the  harvesting time of  paddy.
  Oi-Nitam                      :   The most famous folk song of the Mishings. They express their innermost feelings through Oi-nitam. It has played part and  parcel of any type of dance and merry-making.
  Apong                           :   The home-made rice beer of theMishings.  it is of two types, viz. Nagin Apong and Po: ro Apong. It is their most popular drink.


 
                    

 








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