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List of recognized Naga Tribes and Scheduled Tribes in Nagaland



When it comes to the Naga tribes of Nagaland, it is often referred to as the ‘Sixteen (16) Naga Tribes of Nagaland’ which includes — Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Kachari, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger, and Zeme-Liangmai (Zeliang).

As per the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, there are 14 officially recognized Naga Tribes in Nagaland and five recognized Scheduled Tribes in Nagaland as given below.

List of recognized Naga Tribes in Nagaland State

S.No Tribe
1 Angami
2 Ao
3 Chakhesang
4 Chang
5 Khiamniungan
6 Konyak
7 Lotha
8 Phom
9 Pochury
10 Rengma
11 Sangtam
12 Sumi
13 Yimchunger
14 Zeliang

Other recognized Scheduled Tribes in Nagaland



S.No Tribe
1 Kachari
2 Kuki
3 Garo
4 Mikhir
5 Nagas

Reference: Dept. Personnel and Administrative Reforms

Backward Naga Tribes of Nagaland:

The following nine (9) Naga Tribes are considered ‘backward tribes’ for the purpose of reservation namely – Chakhesang, Chang, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Phom, Pochury, Sangtam, Yimchunger and Zeliang. 

Besides the above, ‘Sumis’ from Kiphire District are also entitled reservations under backward category.

Reference: nagaland.gov.in

 

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