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Poumai people
Poumai Naga people
Glory Day celebration of the Poumai Naga
Total population
187,180 (2011 census)
Regions with significant populations
Predominantly Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Mao Naga Chakhesang

The Poumai people, also known as the Poumai Naga, are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group inhabits the Northeast Indian states of Manipur and Nagaland. The Poumai predominantly live in the Senapati District of Manipur, though there are villages in Nagaland state and one in Ukhrul district . The Poumai mainly live in 100 villages that have been broadly divided into three blocks: Paomata, Lepaona and Chilivai. The Poumai speak their own language, Poula, and are generally Christians.


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  2. ^ Veikho, Sahiinii Lemaina. "Poula phonetics and phonology: An Initial overview (Poumai Naga)". North East Indian Linguistics (NEIL) 7.