Chakhesang Naga

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Chakhesang
Total population
Approx. 200,000
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Chokri, Khezha, Sumi, and Poumai
Religion
Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Other Naga tribes

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 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 fall within Phek district of Nagaland,[3] though two Chakhesang villages are in Ukhrul district, Manipur.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  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.