The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes on the Zemi Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower

caption: relationship terms
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1939-1946
refnum: Betts papers, ring binder 1
person: Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge
text: Relationship terms. (English-Zemi)
Father - apeo
Mother - apui
Elder brother - asipeo
Elder sister - asipui
Father's brother - apeo
Father's elder brother - apeo katsingpeo
Father's younger brother - apeo katseipeo
Father's brother's wife - apui
Father's brother's child - asi; akina
Father's sister - anai
Father's sister's husband - apao
Father's sister's child - atsa
Mother's brother - apao
Mother's brother's wife - anai
Mother's brother's child - apao (if older than the speaker)
Mother's elder & younger sister - apui-henu; apui 'nu
Mother's brother's wife - asipui
Mother's sister's husband - amakpeo
Son - ana-rangpeo
Daughter - ana-heleompui
Child - ana (usually used instead of forms above)
Younger brother - akinapeo
Younger sister - akinapui
Brother's child - ana
Husband's brother's child - ana
Wife's brother's child - atsa
Mother's brother's child -
Sister's child - atsa
Father's sister's child -
Wife's sister's child -
Mother's mother - apai
Mother's father - apai
Father's mother - apai