The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook six

caption: clan incest
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.8.1936-26.10.1936
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: When two people of the same clan commit incest, they are now exiled. In the old times they were killed by pushing them (both) into the water. In Wakching the same happens when two people of the same morung, though of different clan, have intercourse. (143) Also Ben people can marry people of other villages.