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A benevolent deer – An Angami Naga folktale

Once upon a time, there lived a hunter.  One day he went into the jungle with his friends.  He carried a gun with him and shot many birds with it.  He was an expert...
Hunchibili

Hunchibili – Angami Naga Folk Tale

Once upon a time, a wild boar – the king of pigs -  entered into a paddy field of a village and started ravaging it. This made the villagers angry. They came out and...

MEHOUVIÜ AND MORUSA : An Angami Naga Folk Tale

Long ago there was once a girl name Mehouviü. She was the most wise maiden of her village. Added to that blessing, she possessed a very pleasing personality. There were many young men in...

The Three Brothers

Long ago, there lived three brothers. They had a small firm and little cottage, in which they lived. The eldest brother, Tanyen, worked hard in the firm while his lazy and selfish brothers, Zhoshu...

The Story of the Rat and the Chicken

The Story of the Rat and the Chicken Chuchuyimlang Village Storyteller: Mr. Ubola Nokpoloksup Translated by Latong Meren Ao This is a story of the rat and the chicken.  Rats get the best of our grain store and...

The Story of the Insect

The Story of the Insect Storyteller: Arenla Subong Translated by Arenla Subong Once upon a time two daughters lived with their father and their stepmother.  The stepmother did not like the elder daughter but she was fond...

The Story of the Prawn and the Crab

The Story of the Prawn and the Crab Storyteller: Arenla Subong Translated by Arenla Subong Once upon a time the prawn and the crab lived together in the river.  They would laugh and make fun of each...

THE RAJA’S DAUGHTER – Zeme folktales

Once there was a Kachari Raja, and he married, and his wife bore him a daughter. When she grew up she was very beautiful and the Raja her father wished to take her for...

A Tale of Two Sisters – Kyong Lotha Folk Tales

Once upon a time in a little village called Pakti in Nagaland, there lived two orphan sisters, Apeni and Wonchibeni.  Their parents had died while protecting them from a bear, and at the time...

The Story of Ranphan – Kyong Lotha Folk Tales

Once upon a time, in a small village called Longkhum Chung, there lived a brave man called Ranphan.  During those days there was also a ferocious tiger that had killed many people in that...

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