Consider the following statements about the Angami tribals of India:

  1. They are Naga tribe native to Nagaland state in North-East India
  2. They are listed as a Scheduled Tribe, in the 6th schedule of the Indian Constitution
  3. They are known for the Sekrenyi celebrations every February

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] 1 & 3 Only

Second statement is incorrect because they are listed in the 5th schedule of the Indian constitution. Angami tribe belongs to the extreme north eastern part of the country, in the state of Nagaland. Tenyidie is the most common language spoken among the Angamis in Nagaland. The total population of the Angamis is around 12 million. Agriculture is the main occupation. They cultivate rice and grains on the hilly terrains. Christianity is the major religion followed among the Angami tribal people. Sekrenyi is the main festival celebrated among the Angamis in Nagaland. The festival falls in the month of February and marks the beginning of the lunar year. This ten day festival is also known as the Phousnyi among the local people.

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