The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook five

caption: morungs in Chingphoi
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chingphoi
date: 4.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 25.8.1936-5.5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (66) Chingphoi 4/5/1937
text: Morungs:
text: Wang-him-ba (the Ang's)
text: _Lak-ha-ba
_ clan: Mum-lim
text: Wang-him-lim men marry Wanghu-lim and Mum-lim girls.
Wanghulim men marry Wanghim-lim and Mum-lim girls.
Mum-lim men marry girls of the two Ang clans.
text: (67) All clans came from Totok (Chingkoh)
text: There are two girls' morungs: one in the Ang's house for the girls of Wanghimlim and Wanghulim, the sleeping places are separated. Boys of all three clans come to this morung, but the boys of the two Ang clans stay with the girls of the opposite clan.
text: The girls' morung for the Mum-lim clan is in the house of a man of the Mum-lim clan. There only Ang boys assemble.
text: (68) Boys and girls of opposite clans don't work together in the fields. There is no exchange of pork between girls and boys. There is no exchange of other gifts (combs, lengtas) either, they only give each other "pan" etc.