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: demography of the Nzemi
caption: Northern Nzemi, about 3,000
medium: theses
ethnicgroup: NzemiNzemi <Northern
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: The Northern Nzemi live on the high but not very broken (4) section of the Barail in the Naga Hills, between the North Cachar border and the Angami country. They are believed to number about 3,000 souls and for many generations there has been culture- contact between them and the Western Angami. They call themselves Nzemi, and the Central and Western Nzemi refer to them as Nremi, the 'Upper Men'.