The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: clans rather than morungs important in Mon; funeral customs
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Mon
date: 16.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: There are four morungs in Mon which however are not exogamous. Chingai emphasised in particular that in Mon not the morung but the clan is of first importance. This can also be seen in the funeral customs. If a man dies (44) the girls of another morung do not spread leaves but it is done by the Ben girls for an Ang man and by Ang girls for a Ben man.