Almost all of Nagaland is inhabited by Naga tribes, with the exception of a small number of Kuki, Garos, Mikris Kacharis, Benglalees, and Assamese, among other groups, in the plains region. Scholars have expressed a variety of opinions on the origins of the word Naga, including the following: Some say that the term Naga derives from the Sanskrit Nagna, which means “naked,” which implies “without clothes.” This is due to the fact that the Nagas are figuratively recognized for having a scarcity of clothing.
Another school of thought holds that the name Naga derives from the word Naga, which means Snake and king of snakes. According to legend, Queen Ulupi was indeed a Naga Kanya, which means she was the child of the ruler of snakes. Ulupi’s home is generally considered to be in the south-western region of Nagaland. Because this region was formerly under the control of the Naga raj, its locals are referred to be Naga.
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