Welcome back! We know about nagas, the people from nagaland. Let us learn some best things about their society and about the most intresting peoples. Nagaland, the 16th State of the Indian Union, was established on 1 December 1963. It is bound by Myanmar on the East, Arunachal on the North, Assam on the West and Manipur on the South. It lies between the parallels of 98 degree and 96 degree East longitude and 26.6 degree and 27.4 degree atitude North of the Equator.The state of Nagaland has an area of 16,579 sq kms.
People of nagaland have a continuing high regard for the past, and throughout their life they are taught by example and observation that it is through the knowledge gained over time that their people have managed to survive. The Naga's are taught that all things stem from and continue to be tied to the past, and that it must continue to be respected and preserved. In their land, it is necessary to hand down from generation to generation the knowledge and the skills to ensure survival.
Girls are provided with packing parkas and carry their dolls on their back as they will carry their children in the future. They also are taught the traditional styles and methods for sewing and designing clothing. Boys are dealt with from an early age as budding warriors, and are introduced to traditional games, group play, and exercises to learn alertness, improvisation, and endurance. Children in their culture quickly come to understand that time-honored skills and attitudes can never be relegated solely to the past, that they ensure a way of life and survival in the present and for the future.
Children spend a great amount of time listening to the elders as they recount tales of their past, and sing individual songs called haolaa. These songs usually speak of events that occurred in the past and detail their reaction to them. Their ties to the past have essentially been passed down verbally through legends, anecdotes, and songs.
They are the product of their experience rooted at a particular time in the life of the society.This built-up wealth of Naga oral tradition has lived, is living, and will live in the folklore of the people. It is enshrined in the memories and hearts of the people. These tradition-bearers have kept alive the totality of their society,the unique system of their beliefs, the pristine virtues of their humanity, and the rich cultural heritage found in the folk tales, myths, legends,proverbs, superstitions, songs, and recitations of their ancestors, which have come down from the remote past of their history.
There may be some common-sense beliefs and superstitions in the Indigenous communities, it must be noted that these have existed side by side with some humanity’s most profound philosophies, as well as some of its deepest truths. There are many sites in their territory that tell of the heroic deeds of their forefathers and speak about their past,but these have limited historical interest to the Naga's, as they have simply accepted the site's existence as part of their lives. A new awareness of these sites should be seen as the key to preserving the past.
|Naga's folk dance|
They made things and had acquired property; believed, loved, hated, fought, wandered, and wondered; and they learned many things by their own experimental existence. their dreams, fears, and hopes had existed since the most primitive days when their lives began.From birth, children are taught through stories and legends about survival, endurance, and respect for nature and all mankind. Toys and playthings are fashioned for them, including tools and traditional dress,so that they may learn early about the roles they will assume. To know that they belong to us, we need to actively do their part to preserve their environment, wildlife, and historical sites while they are still relatively intact. We should learn how valuable they are and care for them for theirselves and their children.
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