Naga

1
[nah-gah]
noun, plural Na·gas, (especially collectively) Na·ga for 1.
  1. a member of any of the disparate tribal peoples of Nagaland and bordering areas of Burma.
  2. any of the Tibeto-Burman languages spoken by the Naga.

Naga

2
[nah-gah]
noun
  1. a city on E Cebu, in the S central Philippines.
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Naga

noun
  1. plural Nagas or Naga a member of a people of NE India and W Myanmar: until the early 20th century they practised head-hunting
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family of languages and having many dialects
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Word Origin and History for naga
n.

in Hindu mythology, race of serpent demons, offspring of Kaduru, guardians of the under-regions; 1785, from Sanskrit naga "serpent, snake," of unknown origin.

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