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.

1. Diocese of Kohima (Nagaland)

1.   SFS  Seminary  (Medziphema)  
2.   SFS  Church  (Medziphema) + Sisters of Providence  (SdP)
3.   SFS Higher Secondary School (Medziphema)  
4.  St. Paul’s Church  (Peren) + Congregation Mother Carmel (CMC)
5.  All Saints Higher Secondary School (Peren)  
6.  SFS  Church  (Tening) + Congregation Mother Carmel (CMC)
7.  SFS  School  (Tening)  

CULTURAL GROUPS

Nagaland Society and Culture comprises of the tribal and sub-tribal communities, their living patterns, festivals and beliefs. The people of Nagaland are divided into several tribes. These tribes have again many sub-sections. Commonly known as Naga people, the local inhabitants of Nagaland are said to belong to the Indo-Mongoloid clan. Most of the tribal groups of Nagaland earn their livelihood from agriculture.

The ethnicity in Nagaland is a medley of many tribes and sub-tribes that have been living in the state, since time immemorial. Christianity is the widely followed religion of the various Naga ethnic groups of Nagaland. Besides, the communities other than Nagas living in the state are followers of Hinduism and Islam.

The social structure of each and every Naga tribe is different from the other. The rituals, festivals and beliefs of each of the Naga tribes differentiate it from another tribe or sub-tribe. The cultural heritage of Nagas is quite rich. Living in the state harmoniously from many ancient decades, the ethnic communities of Nagaland have developed a vibrant platform of cultural dynamism.

The tribes dwelling in the rural pockets of Nagaland preserve their own age-old customs and rituals. Known for their friendly demeanor and hard-working nature, the people of Nagaland have a significant contribution towards the socio-cultural development of the state.

Today, Nagaland houses many a socio-ethnic communities within its geographical premises all of which have their own distinct array of cultural and social identity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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