The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: marriage rules, genealogies, morung rules
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 2.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (160) Wakching 2/8/1936
text: Bala morung
text: The Ang is Yong-met of Shung-ta-hu.
text: Bala and Balang don't intermarry.
text: The-phong and Aukheang don't intermarry.
text: The Ang-bang morung intermarries with all the remaining four.
text: A Metahu man of the The-pong morung can't marry a Meta-hu girl of Balang.
text: Bala morung Shang-ta-hu men don't marry Metahu girls of Thephong.
text: The Ang-bang morung gave an Ang to the Balang morung (therefore they have an Ang-nok-phong clan). Ang-nok-phong of Ang-bang and Balang don't intermarry.
text: The Ang-nok-phong people can marry Ang girls of other morungs. (162) Jem-ang (the man in the green cloth) - his wife was of
text: Metahu clan of Thephong morung.
text: Melo - his wife Men-yu is of Khok-nok-hu of The-phong.
text: Of Pong-yong sons the two elder:
text: Nie-yong and Jem-ang stay now at Bala morung. The youngest Uram-wang stays at Ang-bang.
text: (162v) Limia first eloped with Shanglong, now she married a Punkhong man.
text: (163) Pong-yong daughters:
1. Henlong was married in Wanching to Di-wang (dead) of Ang-wang-hu (of Ang clan).
1. Tai-wang (son)
2. Ang-wang (son)
3. Ang-lim (son)
text: 2. Lim-ya was married in Tanhai to Shang-long of Lung-nie-shim (neither Ang nor Ben clan, does not eat with either of them)
1. Ngep-hun is married
2. Sheang-li
3. Shing-na
text: Lim-ya's second husband is Me-chang (clan unknown but not Ang) of Pungkung. She went to Pungkung while her daughters stayed at Tanhai.
text: 3. Bei-long married Yong-na of Metahu-jat of Balang morung.
text: 4. Li-nyu married Yan-ang of Yanahu of Au-kheang morung.
text: Nie-ang's wife is Khem-ya from Tanhai of Ang clan.
1. Henlong married Wanpen of Metahu clan of Balang.
2. Tak-man (dead)
3. Hen-pung (dead)
4. Bei-long - not married
5. Tok-shing (son, dead)
text: (165) Ngamwang's wife Shiu-long of Jo-nok of Bala. Children: 1. Ta-man
2. Bei-long
3. Hen-pung
text: Jem-ang stays now with brother. He had one daughter Li-nyu.