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List of recognized Naga Tribes of Nagaland



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.NoTribe
1Angami
2Ao
3Chakhesang
4Chang
5Khiamniungan
6Konyak
7Lotha
8Phom
9Pochury
10Rengma
11Sangtam
12Sumi
13Yimchunger
14Zeliang

List of recognized Scheduled Tribes in Nagaland

S.NoTribe
1Kachari (Indigenous of Nagaland)
2Kuki (Indigenous of Nagaland)
3Garo (Indigenous of Nagaland)
4Mikhir (Indigenous of Nagaland)
5Nagas (Indigenous of Nagaland)

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.

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