(Last Updated on : 12/09/2016)
Tribes of Nagaland include a major part of the Nagaland community. The state of Nagaland
is well known for its tribal community which is scattered not only within the boundaries of Nagaland but also in parts of surrounding seven sisters.
Culture of the Tribes of Nagaland
Tribes of Nagaland are 14 types which are largely known as:
Angami Tribe of Nagaland
: The Angamis are one of the major Naga tribes
of Nagaland. The Angamis are known for terraced wet-rice cultivation; because of this labor-intensive cultivation, land is the most important form of property among the Angamis.
Ao Tribe of Nagaland
: Ao Nagas are found in the north-eastern part of Nagaland, mostly in the central Mokokchung District
and also few are found in the adjacent Assam
state. Mokokchung, one of the districts in Nagaland, is considered as the home of the Ao Naga tribe.
Chakhesang Tribe of Nagaland
: Chakhesangs are the former Eastern Angami, who have separated from the Angami Naga tribe, and are now recognized as a separate tribe.
Chang Tribe of Nagaland
: Chang is one of the recognized Scheduled Tribes
. The tribe was also known as Mazung in British India
The people of Nagaland are distinctly marked by their looks which are usually marked by medium height, with low facial features, straight hair and brownish skin. These are some of the typical tends of mongoloid race which is visible in the Naga tribes. The tribes of Nagaland have their own distinctive language.
Culture of Tribes of Nagaland
The tribes of Nagaland are separately marked by indigenous traditions, customs, language and dresses. Traditional songs and dance forms are an integral part and parcel of the rich culture of the tribes of Nagaland. The costumes of tribes of Nagaland
are colourful. Interestingly, some of their dresses are designed as per the different occasions.
Festivals of Tribes of Nagaland
Tribes of Nagaland are well-known for their festivals which are an integral part of the land. The colourful festivals usually centre on agriculture which is the main occupation of the land. All the tribes celebrate different seasonal festivals with a pageantry of colour and local music. Among other festivals one of the most popularly known festivals which are celebrated by the tribes of Nagaland is the Nazu festival. This is the most popular festival of the Pochury tribe of Nagaland which is celebrated for 10 days in the month of February prior to sowing of seeds.
Occupation of Tribes of Nagaland
Tribes of Nagaland are primarily engaged in agriculture
. While almost 80 percent of population is engaged in agriculture which are located at the hill slopes and receives sufficient amount of rainfall.
Indian Tribal People
North East Indian Tribes