* Naga means “Hillmen”. Thus, Nagaland is a “land of the Hillmen”.

* Nagaland is a fascinating state with more than 17 tribes and sub-tribes who have their own culture, tradition, language and dialects. Nagas are not a single homogeneous group. Many nagas live in Myanmar too.

* Nagaland was under british rule and after India got Independence, these tribal areas were brought under the control of Governor of Assam. Later, On December 1, 1963, Nagaland was given the status of a State of India Union.

* Kohima is the capital of Nagaland while Dimapur is the largest city. There is a airport in Dimapur city. The airport is well connected with all the major cities of India.

* The highest peak along the mountainous region of Nagaland and Burma border is Mount Saramati.

* Christmas Festival, Sekrenyi Festival, Moatsu Festival, Hornbill Festival, etc. are the major festivals in nagaland. This festival was encouraged by the state government of Nagaland. The main aim is to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Nagaland. It also aims at inter-group interaction and assimilation.

* There is no single Naga language. There are 36 different languages / dialects, and most are mutually unintelligible. Nagamese Creole developed as a form of communication between speakers of different languages. It is a creole language based on Assamese. The official language of the state is English and it is the language of education.

* Nagaland is one of only 3 Christian majority states in India (the others are Meghalaya and Mizoram). Nagaland also has the highest proportion of Baptist Christians in the world.

* Nagas practiced Headhunting, as late as the early part of the 20th century.


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