noun, plural Na·gas, (especially collectively) Na·ga for 1.

a member of any of the disparate tribal peoples of Nagaland and bordering areas of Burma.
any of the Tibeto-Burman languages spoken by the Naga.




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plural Nagas or Naga a member of a people of NE India and W Myanmar: until the early 20th century they practised head-hunting
the language of this people, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family of languages and having many dialects
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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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