Chakhesang Naga

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{{Infobox Ethnic group |group = Chakhesang |population = Approx. 131,000 |region1 = India |pop1 = |ref1 = |region2 = |pop2 = |ref2 = |languages = Chokri language,

Khezha language, Sumi speaking language, and Poula Speaking language.

|religions = Christianity |related = Other Naga tribes |footnotes = District: = Phek State. = Nagaland Nationality = India

The Chakhesangs are a major Naga ethnic group found in the state of Nagaland, India.

Chakhesangs are the former "Eastern Angamis", now recognized as a separate tribe.[1] The tribe is basically divided into two groups known as "Chokri" and "Khezha". The name "Chakhesang" was created as an acronym from the names of three tribes: the Chokri, Khezha and Sangtam.[2]

Most of the villages of this tribe falls within Phek district of Nagaland,[3] though two Chakhesang villages are in Ukhrul district, Manipur.

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  1. ^ Bhatt, Shankarlal C. (2006). Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories: In 36 Volumes. Nagaland. Gyan Publishing House. p. 38. ISBN 9788178353760. 
  2. ^ Das, Nava Kishor (1989). Ethnic identity, ethnicity, and social stratification in north-east India. Inter-India Publications. p. 210. ISBN 9788121002189. 
  3. ^ (Italy), Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche; Science?, Symposium on the Basis of Civilization--Water (2004). The Basis of Civilization--water Science?. International Association of Hydrological Science. p. 187. ISBN 9781901502572.