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Kohima, January 19, 2019:

The Konyak tribe from Nagaland has made the headlines of a Spanish magazine. ‘XLSemanal’. An article about the Konyaks, written in the Spanish language for the Spanish-speaking readers around the world, is featured on the very cover of the latest issue of the prominent magazine.

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The Spanish magazine features an article about the ‘mystic Konyaks’ – residing at the Indo-Myanmar boarder, in the Indian state of Nagaland, in its latest edition. The article details the ways of the community, which has become the subject of immense scrutiny due to their unique lifestyle and habits.

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The Konyak are a Naga people, and are recognised among other Naga by their tattoos, which they have all over their face and hands; facial tattoos were earned for taking an enemy’s head. They have the largest population among the Nagas. The Konyaks have often been documented by international organizations for their sudden transformation from being fierce headhunters to becoming followers of Christ.

The ‘XLSemanal’ is one of the most widely read Spanish magazines, and is distributed with 23 leading newspapers. It was launched in November 1987, and each Sunday, it provides households with in-depth features, interviews and contributors.

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