Known for its social, linguistic and cultural heterogeneity, India’s Northeast is often presented as an «ethnic mosaic», a «rainbow of people» or «anthropologist dream»
The Naga people are an various individuals or ethnic groups associated to the North Eastern part of India and Myanmar. The tribes have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority of population in the Indian State of Nagaland.
Today people by 17 state-recognised Scheduled Tribes, Nagaland is referred to as a ‘tribal state’. Each tribe is unique in character with its own distinct customs, language, dress and culture. In spite of the tremendous modernity entering into their lives, the people have preserved their customs and legacy. The Nagas have a strong warrior tradition. The Naga tribes practised headhunting and preserved the heads of enemies as trophies through the 19th century and as late as 1969.