The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook three

caption: ceremony for the boys entering the morung
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: (58) There is a ceremony for the boys entering the morung. The father of the boy makes a sacrifice of a mithan, or a buffalo, or a cow, or a pig. The oldest man of his clan does the killing. [konyak] "Ghagang, boys well make, men well make". Then a man calls together the morung members: [konyak] "Together come to eat". Then all the men assemble in the morung and eat and drink.