Naga people

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The Naga people are various individuals or ethnic groups associated to the North Eastern part of India and northwestern Myanmar.wikipedia
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Manipur

Manipur StateKangleipakManipuris
The tribes have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority of population in the Indian state of Nagaland and Naga Self-Administered Zone of Myanmar; with significant populations in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India; Sagaing Division and Kachin State in Myanmar.
The state covers an area of 22327 km2 and has a population of almost 3 million, including the Meitei, who are the majority group in the state, the Pangals or the Pangans (Manipuri Muslims), Naga tribes, Kuki/Zo tribes and other communities, who speak a variety of Sino-Tibetan languages.

List of Naga languages

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The Nagas speak various languages, mostly distinct to each tribe.
The List of Naga languages includes all the native Sino-Tibetan languages spoken by Naga peoples.

List of Naga tribes

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The Naga tribe is divided into various tribes whose exact numbers and population is unclear.
Naga is an umbrella term for several indigenous communities in North-East India and Upper Burma.

Angami Naga

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Some prominent Naga tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Poumai, Rongmei, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangshang, Zeme, etc. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.
The Angamis are a major Naga ethnic group native to the state of Nagaland in North-East India.

Lotha Naga

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Some prominent Naga tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Poumai, Rongmei, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangshang, Zeme, etc. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.
Lotha is the name of a major Naga tribe inhabiting the Wokha district of Nagaland, India.

Nagaland

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The tribes have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority of population in the Indian state of Nagaland and Naga Self-Administered Zone of Myanmar; with significant populations in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India; Sagaing Division and Kachin State in Myanmar.
Before the arrival of European colonialism in South Asia, there had been many wars, persecution and raids from Burma on Naga tribes, Meitei people and others in India's northeast.

Rongmei Naga

KabuiRongmei
Some prominent Naga tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Poumai, Rongmei, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangshang, Zeme, etc. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.
The Rongmei (Manipuri people called kabui) are a major Naga tribe indigenous to Assam, Manipur and Nagaland in North-East India.

Mao Naga

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Some prominent Naga tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Poumai, Rongmei, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangshang, Zeme, etc. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.
The Mao are one of the major tribes constituting the Nagas, a group of tribes spread over the easternmost part of India and the western border region of Myanmar.

Poumai Naga

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Some prominent Naga tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Poumai, Rongmei, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangshang, Zeme, etc. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.
The Poumai Naga is a community predominantly inhabiting the Senapati District of Manipur, though there are villages that fall in the Nagaland state, situated in the northeastern part of India.

Ao languages

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Kuki-Chin-Naga languages include the Angami–Pochuri languages, Ao languages, Tangkhul-Maring languages and Zemeic languages.
The Ao or Central Naga languages are a small family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken by various Naga peoples of Nagaland in northeast India.

Zeme Naga

ZemeKacha NagaZeme people
Some prominent Naga tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Poumai, Rongmei, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangshang, Zeme, etc. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.
Zeme Naga is a Naga tribe from northeastern parts of India.

Kuki-Chin–Naga languages

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The Naga languages are either classified under the Kuki-Chin-Naga languages or the Sal languages.
The languages are spoken by the ethnically related Naga people of Nagaland, the Chin (Kuki) people of Burma, and the Kuki people.

Wa people

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Generally, the traditional customs of the Nagas, as well as their lifestyle, are very similar to those of the Wa people further to the Southeast and the numerous parallels between the societies and traditions of the Nagas and the Wa have been pointed out by anthropologists J. P. Mills and J. H. Hutton.
Generally, the traditional customs of the Wa, as well as their lifestyle, are very similar to those of the Naga people further to the Northwest.

Ao Naga

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Some prominent Naga tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Poumai, Rongmei, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangshang, Zeme, etc. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.
The Ao are one of the major Naga tribes of Nagaland, Northeast India.

Naga National Council

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Angami Zapu Phizo led the initial movement with the Naga National Council (NNC).
The Naga National Council (NNC) was a political organization of Naga people, active from the late 1940s to the early 1950s.

Angami Zapu Phizo

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Angami Zapu Phizo led the initial movement with the Naga National Council (NNC).
Angami Zapu Phizo (1913–1990) was a Naga nationalist leader.

Arunachal Pradesh

ArunachalAka HillsArunachal Pradesh, India
The tribes have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority of population in the Indian state of Nagaland and Naga Self-Administered Zone of Myanmar; with significant populations in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India; Sagaing Division and Kachin State in Myanmar.
Arunachal Pradesh can be roughly divided into a set of semi-distinct cultural spheres, on the basis of tribal identity, language, religion and material culture: the Tibetic area bordering Bhutan in the west, the Tani area in the centre of the state, the Mishmi area to the east of the Tani area, the Tai/Singpho/Tangsa area bordering Myanmar, and the "Naga" area to the south, which also borders Myanmar.

Naga Self-Administered Zone

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The tribes have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority of population in the Indian state of Nagaland and Naga Self-Administered Zone of Myanmar; with significant populations in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India; Sagaing Division and Kachin State in Myanmar.
The zone was created to be self-administered by the Naga people.

Sagaing Region

Sagaing DivisionSagaingSagaing Province
The tribes have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority of population in the Indian state of Nagaland and Naga Self-Administered Zone of Myanmar; with significant populations in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India; Sagaing Division and Kachin State in Myanmar.
A sizable minority of Naga resides in the north of north-west mountain ranges and Kuki which includes the Thadou in the south.

Ahom people

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Apart from cultural contacts with the neighboring Ahoms, the ruler of Assam from 1228, the Naga had little or no contact with the outside world, including that of greater India, until British colonization and rule of the area in the nineteenth century.
As a result, the Ahom polity initially absorbed Naga, Borahi and Moran, and later large sections of the Chutiya and the Dimasa-Kachari peoples.

Anāl Naga

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The Anāl is a Naga tribe native to Manipur state in North-East India and part of Myanmar.

S. S. Khaplang

The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) was formed in the late 1970s by Thuingaleng Muivah, Isak Chishi Swu and S. S. Khaplang.
Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang (April 1940 – 9 June 2017) was a Burmese leader of National Socialist Council of Nagaland, an insurgent group that operates to establish Greater Nagaland (or Nagalim), a sovereign state bringing all Naga-inhabited areas of Myanmar and India under one administrative setup.

Dha (sword)

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Their weapons are primarily a spear, with the shaft decorated with red-black hair, and the machete (dah), with broad blade and long handle.
The dha and its variants were possibly derived from the Assamese and Naga dao, a broadsword used by both the Assamese people and Naga people of northeast India for digging as well as killing.

National Socialist Council of Nagaland

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The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) was formed in the late 1970s by Thuingaleng Muivah, Isak Chishi Swu and S. S. Khaplang.
The main goal of the organisation is to establish a sovereign Naga state, "Nagalim", which would consist of all the areas inhabited by the Naga people in Northeast India and Northwest Myanmar.

Tangkhul Naga

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Some prominent Naga tribes are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Poumai, Rongmei, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangshang, Zeme, etc. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.
The Tangkhuls are a major Naga ethnic group living in the Indo-Burma border area occupying the Ukhrul district in Manipur, India and the Somra tract hills, Layshi township, Homalin township in Upper Burma and Tamu Township in Burma.