The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook three

caption: notes on Tamlu Angs and morungs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
date: 7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 7.1936-12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (50) All the men of the village work five days on the Ang's fields. They go to cut down the jungle, then they burn it, then they clear the fields, then they sow, then they weed, and then reap.
text: Noklong clan lived between Kanching and Tamlu. It is the oldest in the village. Tangsa-bang morung is their morung. It was made when the village was founded. Therefore when the village makes a genna it is done by the men of the Tangsa morung and they say the words. If the (51) village has to make a decision, they all go to the Tangsa-bang morung and the men of this have a specially important role. In Tamlu the men have only one wife, "for they live on Ao soil and have adopted Ao customs". If a man were to marry a second wife, he would soon die after either of his wives has children. A childless man may divorce his wife. If a childless couple stay together it is likely that the husband dies early. Formerly there were in Tamlu girls' dormitories.