Languages of the NE -> Pochuri

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Pochuri is the name of  the least known Naga community. It is an acronym formed by the amalgamation of letters derived from three place names, Saapo, Kechuri and Khury, which have been the places of origin of the Pochuri. The Pochuri’s have been  recognized as a distinct Naga tribe recently.

Geographical Location

All the twenty seven Pochuri villages fall within the Phek district of Nagaland. To be more specific, the entire Pochuri area , forms the present Meluri sub-division of the district. In the cast of this area lies Burma, on the west lies Phek sub-division, in the north lies Kiphire sub-division and in the south lies the state of Manipur.

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H.M. Bareh. “Encyclopedia of North-East India” Mittal Publications. New Delhi.