Looking for Nagaland facts? You are at the right place for this article will give you a bit of information about this wonderful land of the Northeastern India. The land of the Nagas is full of surprises and jaw dropping natural beauty that will simply blow your mind and leave you yearning for more and more. So, let us start exploring this wonder state of the Seven Sisters of India and find out what surprises this land holds for you.
Fascinating Nagaland Facts: 1-5
1. Did you know that in Nagaland, 80% people are involved in agriculture. However, none of this people actually love to eat veggies. They are rather big-time meat lovers.
2. You will hear that Nagas eat dog meat. Hold! No need to feel disgusted. We felt disgusted the first time we heard this but think it this way, if you belonged to a culture were dog eating is a normal practice, what would be your stand? While you consider it taboo in your current setting, it is just a cultural act for the Nagas that has been practiced for ages.
3. Not to mention, you will come across many Naga people who have never in their life, tasted dog meat. And yes, please give away the epic hypocrisy that you wear with pride. Supposing that you are a vegetarian, how on earth do you call yourself a vegetarian when you can gulp down milk or eat cheese or butter or ghee (milk derivatives) that come from animals? I will say, mind your own business because different people have different way of living. If eating beef and pork or chicken and rabbit or duck and fish is not a taboo for you, why on earth should someone eating dog be a taboo for you?
4. And mind it, there is no hard and fast rule among Nagas that they need to eat dog meat. In fact, even we were wrong to say that it is a part of Naga culture. Just a few people eating dogs should not give us the freedom to tag a whole culture as dog eaters. It is very much the same as saying that since one or two men in India are rapists which means every man in India is a rapist. Come on folks! Get clarity. Very important! And did you even know that dog meat is really pricy in Nagaland and it is actually eaten as a delicacy and sometimes for medicinal benefits? Talking of medicinal benefits, modern science is yet to verify anything like that.
Disclaimer: We don’t support eating dog meat but people have their own way of life and we don’t want to comment on the same or interfere in the same.
5. Here is a hoax: Don’t be surprised if you suddenly come across an article on Internet which claims that Naga people will feed dogs till they can no longer eat and then grab them by their hind legs and spin them until the dog pukes. That puke is a delicacy among Naga people.
Clarification: Nagas don’t do that! We don’t know from where that concept emerged. That’s a complete hoax. Such articles you find on Internet will not have any kind of image or video proof. They just happen to write the same and demean other cultures. Those authors are jerks (24 carats).
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Fascinating Nagaland Facts: 6-10
6. If you are an avid drinker and alcohol is on your menu every day, Nagaland is possibly not the right place for you. It is a dry state. There are few exceptions though. In case you happen to drink any of the following, you can find that in Nagaland:
- India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL)
Anything else? You are out of luck.
7. If you hold the notion that Nagas are backward people with tribal culture who hunt and eat, it is time you straighten up your spine, read some important resources or at least pull yourself out of your lazy lair and visit Nagaland. This state has a literacy rate of 80.11%. In case you didn’t know, the national average is actually 74.04%. This means that Nagaland has far more literate men and women than rest of India.
8. Nagaland has been crowned as the Falcon Capital of World. Well, you find Amur Falcons here. These birds are not really endemic to Nagaland but the come here annually before they make there way to Southern Africa.
9. Nagaland is naturally separated from Myanmar by Nagaland’s highest peak – Mount Saramati. The height of this peak is 3826 meters above sea level.
10. Did you know that there are 100 (or possibly more tribes in Nagaland) out of which only 16 (possibly 17) have been officially recognized? Those that are officially recognized are: