People of Nagaland



Most of the People of Nagaland are part of the various tribal groups that inhabit the rural corners of the state. Apart from tribes Nagaland state also has many sub-tribes. The prominent tribes of Nagaland state include Chakhesang, Angami, Zeliang, Ao, Sangtam, Yimchunger, Chang, Sema, Lotha, Khemungan, Rengma, Konyak, Pochury and Phom.

The people of the state are known to have significant contribution towards the Nagaland society and culture. The prime religion followed by majority of Nagaland people is Christianity. Those people who live in the plain areas of Nagaland call the inhabitants of the upper regions of the state as Nagas.

The Naga people belong to the Mongoloid group. Majority of the Naga population is engaged in farming and weaving activities. Naga people are known for their simple and hospitable nature. The fairs and festivals of the different Naga tribes showcase the inherent local beliefs of the people of the state.

Since there are different tribes with sub-sections hence each of the Nagaland community celebrate its own array of festivals with devotion and enthusiasm. Also, the peaceful co-habitation of various tribes show the harmonious attitude of the people of Nagaland towards each other.

Nagamese is the language which is spoken by almost all the people of Nagaland. However, each and every Nagaland tribe has its own chain of linguistics. While the urban people of the state live in comparatively developed areas, the tribal communities make their houses in the remote zones of Nagaland.

Having their own set of customs, languages and beliefs the Nagaland people symbolize a bright picture of unified diversity of the state.



Last Updated on : 22/06/2013



     


     

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