The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: morungs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 4.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (3) Two morungs:
1. Yanhai
2. Yanlem (the Ang's morung).
text: The morungs are exogamous.
text: When a Yanhai man dies the Yanlem girls strew leaves and vice versa. When a Yanhai woman dies the Yanlem men strew leaves. The Yan-lem dances with the Aukheang morung of Wakching. Yanlem dances with the Longoko morung of Tanhai [sic]. (4) Yanlem dances with the Akong morung of Pungkhung. The Yanhai morung doesn't go to dance with any other villages, but it dances with the Yanlem morung.