The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: clans and morungs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 17.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: (103) The Longkhai morungs are not exogamous. When an Ang man dies the Ben girls strew leaves and vice versa.
text: The Yemba builds first his field house, - he is of Luk-yem clan and his personal name is Luk-yem. For all Longkhai people came from Mon.
text: Formerly there was a Wai-yem clan and a man of this did the first reaping. Now-a-days, Ya-u does the first reaping, he is of Luk-yem clan too. When he dies his younger brother (104) will succeed him (as he has no son). Ya-u does also the first sowing and makes a genna with a chicken.
text: The Luk-yem clan founded the village. When a man of Lukyem clan dies the Lukyem men of Mon come to the funeral, and vice versa.
text: At eclipses the Lukyem people too encourage the frog.