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The Dimasa people (or Dima-basa, and also called Dimasa-Kachari) are a group of people in Assam, in northeastern IndiaDimasa mythology says they are the children of Bangla Raja and the great divine bird Arikhidima. Bangla Raja's six sons—Sibrai,Doo Raja,Naikhu Raja,Waa Raja,Gunyung Brai Yung,and Hamyadao—and Arikhidima are their ancestors,and in Dimasa belief,are ancestral gods.They are called Madai in Dimasa. Evil spirits born of the seven eggs of Arikhidima are responsible for disease, suffering and natural calamities.Dimasa is short for Aarikhidimasa-Khidima-Dimasa. The Dimasa lived along river banks and coasts in and near Kachar (Kachari). while Dimasa was lived in Di-Bodo> Ti-bodo>Tibet area, they were called as Bud or Bodo. Bodosa clan has in Dimasa kachari, he was a first king in Dimasa community. Bodo Kachari is the offspring of Bodo Raja.

Ancient Dimasa tradition maintains that sixty thousand moons (Lunar months) ago, they left their ancestral land when it suffered a severe drought. After a long wandering, they settled at Di-laobra Sangibra, the confluence of the Brahmaputra and Sangi or Di-tsang. There they held a great assembly. The place is near the present Sadiya of upper Assam, where the Kacharis established their first Seat. Over time, their kingdom over large territories.

The Dimasa

The Dimasa are part of the greater Kachari group—one of the ancient Kachari tribes. They live mostly in the northern half of the Dima Hasao...
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