Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chutia, a people of Upper Assam, generally classed with the Kachari family, but are more probably a branch of the Miri, having reached the Assam valley from the north-east. They were dominant in Upper Assam till overthrown in 1350 by the Ahom invaders from Burma, Since then all have become Hinduised in speech and customs, except the Deori Chutias of the Lakhimpur district, who still preserve the old tongue, if not in conversation, at least as a "sacred language" (G. H. Damant).