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Naga Vocabulary – Common words and terms used in Naga dialogue



Glossary of some common words and terms used in Naga dialogues. Some of these terms are commonly seen in writings by Naga Nationalists and, in events to address people and positions.

A

Achetong : Under secretary
Adhang : High
Ahei-i : Fine(Greeting)
Ahng : Governor
Ahza : Command / Order
Akizheu : Sir
Alee : Foreign
Alee command : Foreign Legion(command)
Alee Kilonser : Foreign Minister
Aoliang Riyam : High court
Ato Kilonser : Prime Minister

B

Bampi : Chairman

C

Chaplee : Currency / Money / Finance
Chaplee Kilonser : Finance Minister
Chithat : Programme



D

Deiza : Publicity

E

Eramo : Excellency
Etangiter : Intelligence

H

Hiyam : office
Hoho : Assembly / parliament / Union
Homaki : Education

I

Ili : Miss
Inaki : Inn
Ino : Mister
Inoli : Mrs.

K

Kachaka : Workshop
Kautaga : Free Nagalim
Kedahge : President
Kedallo : Vice President
Keeya : Defence
Keeya kilonser : Defence Minister
Kettangser : Officer
Keyie : Transport
Khandan : Police station
Khapur : Judge / Member of regional / Judiciary / Sub. Deputy collector
Khunak Ngeu khum : Sovereign Republic of Nagalim
Kilo : Home
Kilo Kilonser : Home Minister
Kilonser : Minister
Kimhao : Upper Chamber
Kingbu : Jail
Kizheliu : Ma’am
Kuknalim : Victory to Nagalim or let Nagalim be victorious

L

Lashika : Ambassador
Leacy : MLA
Leacy Hoho : Legislative Assembly
Lee : Paper
Lim : Land
Longwipu : Chief of the arm staffs
Lota : Agriculture / food / Forest
Lota Kilonser : Minister of Agriculture / Food / Forest

M

Makhapur : Judicial
Mapa : Labour
Mayan : Supreme
Mayan Riyam : Supreme court
Merka : Rehabilitation
Midan : Chief
Midan Kilonser : Chief Minister
Midan Peyu : Chief Commissioner
Min : Forest
Minoung : Truce

N

Nisa : Judge
Nisa Midan : Chief Justice
Nsa : Justice

O

Oking : Head Quarter or Capital

P

Pangtong : Deputy Commissioner
Pantong Riyam : Deputy Commissioner’s Court
Peyu : Commissioner
Poza : Broadcasting
Putipuyang : Science




R

Raka : Rupee
Rali-Wali : Info & Publicity
Raliwali Kilonser : Minister of Information and Publicity
Razou peyu : SDO
Riyam : Court
Runa Peyu : Chairman / Village Chief
Ruve : Tourism

S

Sailam : Research
Sakan : Porter / helper
Sanen : Executive
Sangmy : Treaty
Sanpao : Chief guest
Shenta : Communication
Speaker : Speaker

T

Tatar : Member of parliament
Tatar hoho : Members of the National Parliament
Teking : Food
Tobo : Secretary

U

Urra : Our Country

V

Vantsufu : Round table conference

Y

Yaruiwo : President
Yehza : Law
Yehzabo : Constitution
Yessacy : Constituent
Yezzasa : Constituency
Yilon : Interpreter
Yinga : Vice or Assistant
Yingafobo : Deputy Secretary

Z

Zamla : Legislature
Zhi-ralha : NationalFlag

 

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