The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: birth
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Kepelo
date: 19.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Birth - On the 5th day after the birth the child is named by the father or grandfather. The mother is not segregated. There is no genna imposed on the house after a birth. A chicken is sacrificed so that the child may be healthy and live long. Tingwang is invoked and this sacrifice is performed by the oldest woman of the village. She eats the meat.