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 size of the village
caption: constraints on minimal size of villages
medium: theses
ethnicgroup: Nzemi
location: Laisong Impoi
date: 1946
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: But now another factor affecting village size becomes apparent. There is a lower limit below which a Central Nzemi village ceases to be an efficient and economic unit. In villages below the limit tasks such as the construction of morungs (bachelor's halls), the raising of funeral monuments and the building and maintenance of village pipelines and water-troughs occupy a disproportionately large share of the time of the male labour-force, reducing the time available for agricultural and other work. [4 [Record T86708]