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Lotha Naga: Fact Sheet
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The Lotha Naga (formerly spelt as Lhota, 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 peopl…

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Ngully, Meripeni, “Lotha Naga: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032237>
First published online: 2019



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