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: clans and founding
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Hajailo Bara Nenglo (Boro-Nianglo)
date: 21.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Hajailo seems a poor village with rather bedragled houses, but with very nice people. It was founded only 9 years ago from Boro-Nianglo. There is a mystery about this foundation. The men in the morung (one of two) told us that there is only one clan, Garengsa, sub-clan of Ne-ume, and that they marry within the clan as there are no girls of other clans. This, however, I doubt, and 9 years ago clearly people from a two clan village came and settled. (47) One or two men insisted that their wives were of the same clan as they. Were they perhaps banished from Boro Nianglo because of incestuous unions? - They on the contrary maintain they left Boro-Nianglo because there some traditional feasts were no longer performed.