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Lhota Naga: Fact Sheet
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The Lotha Nagas (formerly spelt as Lotha, Lotah, Latoo) are an indigenous tribe of the state of Nagaland and constitute one of the 16 tribes of the Nagas. The Lotha Nagas live in the Wokha district, which with a population of 166,343 according the 2011 census is strategically located, sharing borders with Assam in the west and north, Kohima and Dimapur in the south, Zunheboto in the east, and Mokokchung in the northeast. It covers a geographical area of 1,628 km2, accounting for 9.82% of the total area of the state. The term Wokha comes from two words: “wo,” or “owe,” meaning “a number of peop…

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Ngully, Meripeni, “Lhota Naga: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032237>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190325



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