The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Village Organization Among the Central Nzemi Nagas', M.A. thesis by Ursula Betts

caption: chapter one - introduction
caption: description of Naga Hills in general
medium: theses
ethnicgroup: Nzemi
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: (1) CHAPTER ONE.
text: Introduction
text: From the eastern end of the Himalayas the mountain chain of the Patkoi runs south towards the Indian Ocean, which it reaches at last in shrunken form as the Arakan Yomas. On either side of the chain irregular hills branch out to make a belt of broken country separating Assam and Bengal from Burma. In the northern part of these frontier hills the Brahmaputra Valley, a long, narrow salient of low-lying plain, runs back deeply into them; to the south of the valley is a massive block of tangled hills. This block is the present home of the Naga tribes.