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Additional data[edit]

user:65.209.120.239 added the following data into the disambiguation page for "Ao", not realizing that this article already existed and was linked to. Some of it may be worth incorporating here. DS (talk) 14:30, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Rough data[edit]

AO/Ao-Nagas

Origin --- "Ao" is the name of a community/tribe in Nagaland.

Ao is also one of the major Naga communities/tribes in the Naga country.

Nagaland is presently under the Indian union.

Naga country country is located in the north-eastern region of India, bounded by Myanmar and Thailand.

Today the Ao-Nagas, along with the other 14 communities, speak a common language called Ao (having two major dialects - Chungli (Bible language) and Mongsen (= languge of the prose and poetry) adopted after the written language of the Bible (both the Old and the New Testaments).

Meaning of "Ao" --- The literal meaning of the word "Ao" means "those who went."

The Aos of today are an advanced and unified community, which has several villages under the six (6) ranges in the District of Mokokchung.

Race --- Mongoloid;

Culture --- different from the rest of the Indian people;

Religion --- traditional religion (nature worship/ ancestors/animism)before the later part of the 19th century. At present (A.D. 2009), Nagas have become 100% Christians. This percentage contributes to the present 95% (of nearly 3 millions in the State of Nagaland) of the total population being Christians.

Complexion/Physical traits --- Fair/wheatish coloured;

Language group --- Ao community speak Tibeto-Burman dialect and it is probable that their original homeland was in the region between the Huang Ho and Yangtze (Ch'ang) rivers in northwestern China and that they came in successive waves of migration spreading over centuries (http://www.everyculture.com/South-Asia/Nagas-History-and-Cultural-Relations.html. Accessed on November 28, 2009).