Naga Hills


Naga Hills
Hill region, northeastern India and northwestern Myanmar (Burma).

A northern extension of the Arakan Mountains system, the hills reach a height of 12,552 ft (3,826 m) at Mount Saramati on the frontier. The densely forested hills receive heavy monsoon rains. The area is inhabited by tribes of Naga peoples living in small villages.

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▪ mountains, Asia
      part of the complex mountain barrier on the border of India and Myanmar (Burma). A northern extension of the Arakan Yoma (Rakhine Mountains) system, the Nāga Hills reach a height of 12,552 feet (3,826 m) in Mount Saramati on the India-Myanmar frontier. The part of the range within India constituted the Nāga Hills district of Assam until 1961 and since 1963 has been part of Nāgāland. The hills receive a heavy monsoon rainfall and are naturally clothed with dense forest. Placed throughout the hills are villages of the Nāga tribes.

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