The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: a list of clans and the founding of morung
medium: diaries
person: Deusuba
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Laisong
date: 17.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: In the village we went to the largest morung. There we found the 'owner' and several boys. The owner Deusuba knows broken Hindi and is an intelligent man. From him we got the list of clans and subclans represented in the village; - there are three major clans. One is regarded as the founder clan. The morungs are not of equal age; - the one in the part of the village which clings to a steep slope is the most recently founded and only ten years old. It was established when that part of the village came into existence.