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Khomona Village: A Brief Glance

Name

Khonoma Village, Nagaland
 

Location

Twenty kilometers from Kohima, the state capital of Nagaland

Original name

Khwunoria— named so after a local plant Glouthera fragrantisima  

Tribe of residents

Angami Nagas

Livelihood

Agriculture, particularly terraced paddy cultivation, and livestock breeding

Religion

Mostly converted Christians. There are still a few practitioners of the native faith.

Language

Khonoma dialect (Angami), and Nagamese, the common language for all Nagas

Historical relevance

Seat of the battles with the British during 1830-1880

Ecological status

Declared as India’s first green village. The endangered bird Blyth’s tragopan, also the state bird of Nagaland, listed in the red data book of IUCN, is found here. Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS) was established in 1998.