Asm: কাজিৰঙা kājirāṅgā

 ‘Kazi’s Village’  National Park, Assam

From Kbi: kaji/kazi,  female personal name; and rang/rong, ‘village’.

Archaeological evidence suggests the Karbi people once ruled here. There are a number of derivations which are based on personal names and myths, which suggests kazi is a bit of a brick wall.

The Kaziranga National Park, nicknamed the ‘Serengeti of India’ is located in 430 sq km of elephant grass meadows, lagoons, swampland and tropical forests.

It hosts more than 2,000 one-horned Indian rhinos – nearly 70% of the global population; over a hundred Bengal tigers; and 1,300 Asian elephants.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Assam place names.

 

One-horned rhino, Kaziranga National Park             Diganta Talukdar