The Konyak are one of the tribal peoples of Nagaland, a northeastern Indian state. They have a strong warrior tradition and are well-known for their headhunting practices. The heads of their enemies were taken as trophies, and usually hung in the 'baan,' which is their communal house. The number of trophy heads would indicate the prowess of a warrior. Their headhunting traditions have since been banned by the Indian government, and they were among the last of the Naga tribes to accept Christianity.
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