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Tribes of Nagaland

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-21

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Nagaland a land for culture has many unique tribes like Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Kachari, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger and Zeme-Liangmai (Zeliang). The largest city is Dimapur and the capital city is Kohima. Indian English as the official language of Nagaland and it is the medium for education in Nagaland. Other than English, Nagamese, a creole language based on Assamese, is widely spoken. Below is the list of some tribe:

Angami Tribe: The major tribe of Naga and the festival they celebrated are the Sekrenyi festival, known locally as Phousanyi, is a major annual festival of the Angami Nagas.

angami tribe 1

Angami tribe

Abo Tribe: The Ao are one of the major Naga tribes of Nagaland, Northeast India. They were the first Naga tribe to embrace Christianity.

Ao tribe man

Ao tribe woman

Chakhesang Tribe: Chakhesangs are the former Eastern Angamis, now recognized as a separate tribe. The tribe is divided into two groups known as Chokri and Khezha.

Chakhesang tribe

Kachari Tribe: This tribe is also found in Assam.

Kachari tribe

Lotha Tribe: Lotha is the name of a major Naga tribe inhabiting the Wokha district of Nagaland.

Lotha tribe


Sangtam Tribe: The Sangtams are one of the major Naga tribe living in the Tuensang and Kiphire districts of Nagaland. Like many other tribal groups in Northeast India, they practice jhum, or shifting cultivation.

Sangtam tribe

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