In India, the State re-organisation in the North East is mainly based on __:
Indian languages are classified in four broad categories – Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Austric and Sino-Tibetan. The geographical distribution of the major languages in India neatly fits into a scheme of linguistic regions. Hence the linguistic re-organisation of States that took place in 1956.
But for the North-East, State re-organisation is based neither on linguistic nor on ethnic factors. It is based on administrative convenience. This is why the contiguous Naga habitations fall into four States: Nagaland, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
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