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Kohima

[koh-hee-mah]
noun
  1. a town in and the capital of Nagaland, in E India.
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Nagaland

[nah-guh-land]
noun
  1. a state in NE India. 6366 sq. mi. (16,488 sq. km). Capital: Kohima.
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Historical Examples

  • Kohima, which had sent a challenge, was destroyed on February 11th, 1851.

    My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills

    James Johnstone

  • The shikari, after he had asked the locality of this encounter, said: "It is toward Kohima."

  • The leopard was quickly triced to a pole, and they were back in Kohima.

  • I stayed one day in Manipur and then returned, reaching Kohima on the 17th.

  • On this occasion, Kohima and other villages were subdued, as already stated, and an annual tribute exacted by Manipur.


British Dictionary definitions for kohima

Kohima

noun
  1. a city in NE India, capital of Nagaland, near the Burmese border: centre of fierce fighting in World War II, when it was surrounded by the Japanese but not captured (1944). Pop: 78 584 (2001)
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Nagaland

noun
  1. a state of NE India: formed in 1962 from parts of Assam and the North-East Frontier Agency; inhabited chiefly by Naga tribes; consists of almost inaccessible forested hills and mountains (the Naga Hills); shifting cultivation predominates. Capital: Kohima. Pop: 1 988 636 (2001). Area: 16 579 sq km (6401 sq miles)
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