Zunheboto derived its name from two sets of words “Zunhebo” and “To” in Sumi dialect. Zunhebo is the name of a flowering shrub with white leaves which bear sponge like ears containing sweet juice and “To” means the top of a hill. Zunheboto District came into existence on 19th December 1973. It is situated in the heart of Nagaland and is bounded by Mokokchung and Tuensang district in the North, Phek district in the South, Kiphire in the East and Wokha and Kohima in the West. Zunheboto is the home of the Sumi Nagas. Sumis are considered to be the Martial tribe among the Nagas and that is how Zunheboto got it’s name as  ‘Land of Warriors’. They have their own unique colourful dance and songs. Their ceremonial war dresses are worth seeing.