geographical name \kō-ˈhē-mə, ˈkō-hē-\

Definition of KOHIMA

town NE India of Nagaland pop 78,584

Rhymes with KOHIMA


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Town (pop., 2001: 77,030), capital of Nagaland state, northeastern India. It lies near the northern border of Manipur state in the Naga Hills. It marked the farthest point of the Japanese advance into British India during World War II and was held briefly by Japanese troops in 1944 before being retaken by the British. It is the site of Nagaland University (founded 1994).


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