The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947

caption: visit to Jakhama and Kigwema
caption: 'young mens' house
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Angami <Southern
location: Zhakhama (Jakhama)
date: 7.1.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: In the middle of the village, I was shown a 'young men's house'. It was open at the end and contained a few log benches. It is here that the village youths gather at night to sing and chat. It is not, however, a dormitory and the rule is for all of them to sleep at home. (7)