The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: intermarriage and degeneracy
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Viphoma (Vipoma)
date: 24.2.1920
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 24th.
text: To Vipoma. This is on the western edge of the Angamis and is a degenerating village. It had only 15 houses - there used to be 20 and the people are some weak minded and some crippled. I found difficulty in getting 3 coolies for my loads. There being several khels, (38) they intermarry and so half degeneracy. There is some reason why Nagas do not thrive beyond this line.