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Ao Naga Tribe

Ao Nagas are believed to have migrated from Mongolia through south-east Asia to Nagaland. Ao is their main language. They are famous for their colourful dances. Their distinct shawl is designed with red, black and white threads. Among the ethnic products, Kedzu is a hayfork used for shifting grass and hay. They also use a two layered conical and decorative, ceremonial hat.

Sumgreng Mon, the harvest festival celebrated in August is their main festival. The headquarters of Ao Nagas is Mokokchung town, a cultural center of this tribe. Ungma is the ancestral village of the Ao Nagas.

Updated on 19th April, 2015


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