Total population
154,874 (2011)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Chokri, Kuzhami, Sumi, and Poula
Related ethnic groups
Other Naga Ethnic Groups

The Chakhesangs are a major Naga ethnic group inhabiting the Northeast Indian state of Nagaland.[2] Chakhesangs were previously known as the former Eastern Angami, now recognized as a separate ethnic group. The Chakhesangs are divided into two groups known as Chokri and Kuzhami. The name "Chakhesang" was created as an acronym from the names of three ethnic groups: the Chakrü (Chokri), Khezha (Kuzhami) and Southern Sangtam (now Pochury).[3]

Most of the villages fall within Phek District of Nagaland.[4] Two Chakhesang villages (Jessami and Soraphung/Krowemi) are located in the Ukhrul District of Manipur.

Notable personalities

The following is a list of prominent people belonging to the Chakhesang community.



See also


  1. ^ "Census Of India". CENSUS 2011. MHA GOI.
  2. ^ Mills, JP. Ao Nagas (1926).
  3. ^ Das, Nava Kishor (1989). Ethnic identity, ethnicity, and social stratification in north-east India. Inter-India Publications. p. 210. ISBN 9788121002189.
  4. ^ (Italy), Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche; Science?, Symposium on the Basis of Civilization--Water (2004). The Basis of Civilization--water Science?. International Association of Hydrological Science. p. 187. ISBN 9781901502572.