What is the main festival of Konyak tribe?

What is the main festival of Konyak tribe?

Nagaland’s Aoling Festival
Nagaland’s Aoling Festival is in full swing; celebrated in the first week of April, this festival is probably as culturally rich as the Hornbill Festival if not more. Celebrated by the famous head hunting Konyak tribe, the festival takes place in the Mon district of Nagaland.

What are the tribes of Nagaland?

Nagaland has 16 recognised tribes — Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Dimasa Kachari, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchungrü and Zeliang.

What is the population of Konyak?

In total 34,444 people lives in urban areas of which males are 18,284 and females are 16,160….Mon District Urban/Rural 2011.

Description Rural Urban
Total Population 215,816 34,444
Male Population 113,469 18,284
Female Population 102,347 16,160
Sex Ratio 902 884

What is meant by ANGS in Nagaland?

The Konyaks had very powerful Chiefs or Angs, who were regarded as sacred and whose word was law. The Aos had bodies of elders who represented the main family groups in the village and the Angamis, Lothas, Rengmas and others are so democratic that noted writer, J.H.

Where does the Konyak tribe live in India?

The Konyaks can be found in the Mon district of Nagaland, India and in Myanmar, in the Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal. The Konyak language belongs to the Northern Naga sub branch of the Sal subfamily of Sino-Tibetan. They are known as headhunters of North East India.

What kind of language is the Konyak language?

The Konyak language belongs to the Northern Naga sub branch of the Sal subfamily of Sino-Tibetan . The Konyaks were the last among the Naga tribes to accept Christianity. In the past, they were infamous for marauding nearby villages of other tribes, often resulting in killings and decapitations of the heads…

Where are the Headhunters of Nagaland from?

The Nagas are one of the ethnic species of north-eastern India. Not much is known about the evolution of the Nagas, though they are believed to be of Tibeto-Burmese origin. The remote village of Longwa in the Mon district of Nagaland is the home of this headhunter tribe.

What did the Konyak Headhunters do for a living?

Until as recently as 1969 the Konyak tribe had a reputation of being fierce warriors who often attacked nearby villages of other tribes and took great pride in taking the heads of opposing warriors as trophies to hang in the Morung (a communal house). Konyak (Headhunter) man with a necklace showing how many heads he has taken