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NAGALAND: The north-eastern corner of the country, having
Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur
on its domestic borders, while Myanmar shares with it, an international boundary
on the east. The Naga Hills run through this small state, which has Saramati as
its highest peak at a height of 12,600 ft. The main rivers that flow through
Nagaland are Dhansiri, Doyang, Dikhu and Jhanji. Administered earlier by the
President, Nagaland was made a state in 1963.
Situated at the southern tip of the state, overlooking
the valley, is the mountainous capital, Kohima. The capital of
Nagaland has the following places as must see: The Second World War Cemetery, State Museum and Zoo. Excursions from Kohima lead to Khonoma village, Japfu
peak, Dzakou Valley and Mokokchung. The Intaki sanctuary, at a distance from
Kohima, is the home of the hoolok baboon, the only gibbon in India.
Bara Bash : Perched on a
hill above kohima was the original settlement of the Nagas.
THE PEOPLE: High cheek bones, almond eyes,
sparkling teeth and bronzed skin-NAGAS. The Nagas are a handsome and friendly people. In colourful tribal
outfits, with bamboo shields sheathed in bear skin and decorated spears, the
Nagas are simple people, almost entirely tribal. There are 16 tribes, each
having its own dialect, customs and traditional costumes, with the common link
being their passion for music, dance and pageantry. The social position of a
Naga is borne out by the number of bone necklaces he wears.
ART: The traditional art handed down through generations in
Nagaland, is Weaving.
Each of the major tribes has its own unique designs and colours. Warm and
colourful Naga shawls, handwoven shoulder bags, decorative spears, table mats,
wood carvings and bamboo works make magnificent souveniers.
DANCES & FESTIVALS : Tribal dances of the Nagas give us an insight into the inborn reticence of
these people. War dances and dances belonging to distinctive tribes, form the
major art form in Nagaland. In colourful costumes and jewellery, the dancers go
through amazing mock war motions, that could prove very dangerous, if one were
to be a little careless. Festivals, marriages, harvests, or just the joy of the
moment - are occasions for the Nagas to burst into dance. Some of the important
festivals are Sekrenyi, Moatsu, Tuluni and Tokhu Emong.
town, administrative headquarters of Zonheboto district, Nagaland state,
northeastern India. Formerly in the Mokokchung subdivision, it is situated 41 mi
(66 km) northeast of Kohima town. The town has some cottage industries.
district (about 500 sq mi [1,300 sq km]) was separated from Mokokchung
district in 1973 and is located in the central part of the state. It is bounded
by Mokokchung district on the north, Tuensang district on the east, Phek
district on the south, and Kohima and Wokha districts on the west. The
region is crisscrossed by several faults and is subject to earthquakes. It is
hilly and rugged, with an average elevation of from 2,000 ft (600 m) to 3,000
ft. The hills are covered with dense forests of oak, chestnut, birch, and
bamboo. The Laniye and the Dikhu, the major rivers, are aligned in a
north–south direction and flow through narrow valleys. Agriculture is the
mainstay of the economy; shifting cultivation is practiced, and crops include
rice, ginger, yams, cotton, corn (maize), potatoes, fruits, sesame, and