The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: exogamous morungs
medium: diaries
location: Tanhai
date: 4.10.1936
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: (82) This morung in the direction of Wakching is called Yanhai. The other which dominates the exit towards Punkhung is Yanlem. The morungs are exogamous and each morung contains three clans (see notebook 8 p. 6). Even the Ang whose morung is the Yanlem is not allowed to take any girls from the other two clans of his morung. For his first wife of course he usually would take an Ang daughter from another village. The Ang family is an old one in Tanhai.