The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: morungs and clans
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 13.10.1936
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: (106) Hungphoi 13/10/1936
text: Morungs:
1. Mo-ha-bang
2. Moi-long-bang (the Ang's)
(3. Wa-him-bang)
text: Wa-him-ban is the real Ang morung, but it is generally not used, only at ceremonial occasions the men assemble there, but the boys of the Ang clan sleep there.
Wang-ha-him (Ang clan)
Nahim (Ben)
(107) Moi-long-bang
Wang-nan-him (Ben)
Li-gang-him (Ben)
Wang-ha-him (Ang clan)
Luk-him (only one house - Ben)
text: The site of the Ang (his house) is called Wang-him-yen.
text: Wang-hu-him and Gim-hong-wang-hu-him eat together and don't intermarry.
text: Wang-ha-him intermarries with Wang-hu-him and Gim-hong-wang-hu-him, even if they belong to the same morung.
text: Wang-hu-him and Nahim don't intermarry, neither does Gim-hong-wang-hu-him.
text: (108) Wang-nan-him and Li-gang-him don't intermarry.
text: Nahim does not intermarry with Ligang-him and Wang-nan-him.
text: Nahim men marry only Ang girls.
text: Wang-ha-him intermarries with all three Ben clans.