Trivia / Nagaland

The house of the chief in _________ is divided into two halves, with one half in India and the other half in Myanmar.

  1. Longwa
  2. Kohima
  3. Phek

Longwa

The Longwa Village which lies in the Mon district of Nagaland is located at the border of Myanmar and Nagaland. It is one amongst the large villages in Mon district. The border between India and Myanmar passes across this village thus dividing the chief’s house into two halves — half of it being in India and the other half in Myanmar. Traditionally, the village has large houses, made of wood and a thatched roof.

The Angh is the hereditary chief or the king of the Konyak Naga. Interestingly, the Angh of the village has 60 wives and rules over 70 villages, extended up to Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh.

The people of this village do not need a visa to move freely to Myanmar and have a dual citizenship- one for India and another for Myanmar. Another interesting fact to be noted is that some of the Konyak families in Longwa sleep in India while having their kitchen in Myanmar.

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