The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: fieldwork, dancing, exogamy of morungs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 12.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: There are no mixed gangs, - girls go to fields with girls and boys with boys.
text: The Longokoa boys dance only with the Wang-hem-ba girls, and vice versa; but the morungs are not exogamous. (73) Longokoa men go to dance with the Bakha morung of Tanhai. Longokoa dances with Aukheang of Wakching, Longokoa dances with the Ang morung of Leangha. Wang-hem-ba doesn't go to other villages, because they are so small, there are only about ten houses at this morung.