The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: bride price and exogamy
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Anaki
date: 18.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: An Ao who marries a Konyak girl pays the bride-price according to Konyak custom, that is usually several layas. But if a Konyak marries an Ao woman he only pays her parents a dao as is the custom among the Ao. There are only two clans in the Konyak khel, Noklang and Meko. Both come from Tamlu and are exogamous. The also exogamous four Ao clans come from Kanching Toluba. Anaki was only founded by the fathers of the present generation.