There is no written history of Mishings. However, it is believed that originally they were living on the high hills of present day Arunachal Pradesh. Hundreds of years back, they started migrating towards the plains of Assam, most probably in search of fertile land. Customarily, several generations of Mishing families live together near the river banks and in their “Chang Ghar” –house with raised platform, build with the help of timber, bamboo and thatch.
Mishings are animist by nature; they believe the Sun (Donyi) is their mother and, the Moon (Polo) is their father.