Rivers of Nagaland
The main rivers that flow through Nagaland are Dhansiri, Doyang, Dikhu and Jhanji.
The literacy rate in Nagaland is 67.11% as per census of 2001 with male literacy at71.77% and female literacy at 61.92%. The major university in the state is NagalandUniversity, which has three campuses at Kohima, Lumami and Medziphema. There aremany Colleges, HighSchools, Middle Schools and Primary Schools.
Food of Nagaland
The main food of the Naga tribes is rice. It is taken with meat or vegetables. The Nagasare very fond of chillies and the Semas eat them with the greatest delight. Meat couldbe beef, pork and chicken. Nagas also eat mithun, dogs, cats, fish, spiders, birds, crabs- in fact almost any living thing that he can lay his hands on. Even the elephant is eatenand is considered a delicacy. No part of the animal is wasted. Even the skin andintestines are eaten. The skin is spared only if needed for making a shield. Sometimesthe meat is smoke dried and preserved for a long time. Meat and vegetables are usuallycooked together. The food is generally boiled. Rice beer is the main drink. It is generallyof three kinds, Zutho, Ruhi, and Dzutse and may be taken at any time. It is nutritive incontent and if hygienically prepared is a desirable drink.
Arts & Culture of Nagaland
The Nagas belong to the Indo-Mongoloid family. The fourteen major Naga tribes are theAngami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Khemungan, Konyak, Lotha, Phom, Pochury,Rengma, Sangtam, Sema, Yimchunger and Zeliang. Each tribe has their ownlanguages and cultural features. The important handicrafts of the Nagas arewoodcarving, bamboo work, pottery and blacksmithy.
Music of Nagaland
Music is an essential accompaniment to any Genna or festival. The themes have a widerange of variety. They may glorify a tradition, extol a specific act of heroism, narrate animportant event of the recent past or relate to a love story. A common musicalinstrument played by the Nagas is Petu. It is a string instrument. The Angamis andChakhesangs are particularly fond of it and it is used to give the desiredaccompaniment to one's voice. Another popular string instrument is Theku. Of the windinstrument, the flute is quite common.
Festivals of Nagaland