The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: pre-marital sex
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: ChangAo
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:45
text: Changs.
text: Pre-marital like the Aos - unmarried of both sexes form a single field company - many villages have old women who are expert in abortion - girls' houses which the boys visit.
text: Aos - you choose a girl, you go to the field with her, you go to the spring, you go to the jungle, you go everywhere with her. At night you try each other out.
text: Chang - a boy goes to his girl's house at night - sleeps with her - no objection by the parents.