Asm: নাজিৰা nājirā

‘Harbour’  Town,  Assam

From Asm: nāo, ‘boat’;  and jira, ‘resting (place)’.

One could imagine this as an inlet used as  a stopover on the River Dikhow.

Other sources suggest: ‘Steep Field’. [from Aho: , field;  ji, ‘slant’;  and , ‘much’, ‘wide’].

Nazira is an oil and gas area: ONGC is headquartered here, operates major oil rigs, and is a major employer and polluter in the region.

From British times onwards Nazira has also had tea plantations and, at one time, the Assam Tea Company was based here.

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

Dikhow River (Nazira)              Mayurkumargogoi