There are no records of whether they came from the northern Mongolian region, southeast Asia or southwest China, except that their origins are from the east of India and that historic records show the present-day Naga people settled before the arrival of the Ahoms in 1228 AD.
Before the arrival of European colonialism in South Asia, there had been many wars, persecution and raids from Burma on Naga tribes, Meitei people and others in India's northeast.
The state is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna; it has been suggested as the "falcon capital of the world." The ancient history of the Nagas is unclear.
Tribes migrated at different times, each settling in the northeastern part of present India and establishing their respective sovereign mountain terrains and village-states.
Indian National Army lost half their numbers, many through starvation, and were forced to withdraw through Burma.