The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: morung relations
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
date: 5.10.1936
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: (22) The Wang-dze and Long-da-dze morungs are exogamous units, the clans of the Nekhong-dze morung intermarry however. The Wang-dze and Nekhong-dze boys dance with the girls of Long-dza-dze and visit them in their dormitory which is in a man's house near the Long-dza-dze morung. The Long-dza-dze boys dance with the girls of Wang-dze and Nekhong-dze and visit the former in their dormitory in the Ang's house and the latter in the house of a Nekhong-dze man. (23) When a Long-dza-dze man dies the Wang-dze and Ne-khong-dze girls strew leaves (and so on according to the system of dancing together.)