The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: sexual taboos on Ang girls
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 15.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Ang girls have as a rule no intercourse with the Ben men of their own village, because they are afraid to become pregnant and it is a shame for an Ang girl to give birth to a child in her father's house. Dzemang says that they don't know how to procure abortion (cf. p. 39).