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 two - the village
caption: the situation of the village
caption: choice of village sites
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: (10) CHAPTER TWO
text: 1. The Situation of the Village
text: The Central Nzemi village is built either on a high saddle, as are Hangrum and Nenglo, or more often on the ridge of a spur running down from a higher range, as are Laisong, Kepelo, Asalu, Impoi, Hange and many others. Several considerations influence the choice of site: altitude, water-supply, natural defensive strength, extent, and nearness to adequate land for cultivation.