The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: divorce easy , polygamy
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 10.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Divorce is much easier in Longkhai than in Wakching. A man can send away his wife without any difficulties and he only has to give her a dao as compensation. Polygamy is restricted to the people of the Ang clan as well. Burial is different from Wakching in so far as the whole village holds a genna for one day while in Wakching it is only the more immediate relatives who keep a genna.