A Brief Introduction of About Nagaland


Nagaland is a northeastern Indian state. It is one of the smallest states. It is a mountainous location. It is perfect for adventure lovers. Its capital is Kohima and the largest city is Dimapur. It comprises 12 districts. 


After the independence of India, this state remained a part of Assam. The Nagas were trying to get independence from India. In 1955, the central government sent troops to stop the rebellion. In 1960, the hills region and the Tuensang area were merged into a single entity. Finally, in 1963 it was recognized as an independent state of India. 

Fairs and festivals

Nagaland is the abode of festivals. Every month the various festivals are organized by different tribes. The popular fairs and festivals are moats, Metemelo, Tsokum, Selu-enyi, Monyu, Aoling Mongu, Tuluni, hornbill festival, Ngada, Tokhu Among, Moatsu harvest festival, Sankarni, and much more.


The state has extended over 16,579 km². It is covered by the different Indian states like Assam, Manipur, Mayanmar, and Arunachal Pradesh to the west, north, east, and south. The state's 20% area is covered by tropical and subtropical forests. It is enriched in flora and fauna. Naga hills originated from the Brahmaputra valley.


The state has a total population of 19,78,502 people of which males are 10,24,649 and females 9,53,853 as per the 2011 census. 75% of the population resides in rural areas of which 10% are below the poverty line. 


Nagaland is a state of multiple tribes, each tribe has its culture, tradition, custom, and festivals. Agriculture is the main occupation of nagas to earn their livelihood. The state is known for its art and crafts like weaving, metalwork, wood carving, pottery, beadwork, and basketry. Jewelry, bamboo, and cane products are also popular. 


Nagaland has its official language English, while Nagamese is the widely spoken language of the state.  There are more Languages found as per the 2011 census such as Chang, Konyak, Ao, Zemi, Zeme, Lotha, Phom, Kuki, Bodo, Dimasa, Assamese, Sema, Pochury, Manipuri, Bengali, Sangtam, Chakhesang and much more.


The total literacy rate of the state is 79.55%. There are private, government, and central organizations which are running schools in Nagaland.  


Nagaland is rich in biodiversity hence it has become a tourist attraction. The state is a beauty of nature. It is a friendly place for adventurers. There are various adventure activities like rock climbing, trekking, and jungle camping. 

Dances and music

Dance and music are part of their lifestyle. They have a uniqueness in their dances which attracts tourists as well as locals. The Zeliang dance and war dance are notable dances. The popular folk dances are Seecha, Sadal Kekai, Modse, butterfly dance, Mayur dance, Kuki dance, Khamba Lim, Leshalaptu, Monyash, and many others. The famous music in the state is secular and gospel music.


Nagaland is famous for Naga cuisine. Naga cuisine is non-vegetarian. The people of Nagaland usually prefer to eat dried, fermented, and smoked fish or meat. This state's staple food is rice. Naga cuisine is very spicy. They use several varieties of chilies and spices. The popular chilies and species are bhut jolokia, naga Morich, and Sichuan pepper.  The popular dishes of nagas are Anishi, smoked meat, young jack, Galho, Akhuni, and fermented bamboo shoots.

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