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 kuloa
caption: inner village, gardens and fruit trees
medium: theses
ethnicgroup: Nzemi
location: Asalu Laisong Hangrum
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: Twenty or thirty yards from the inmost granaries the main village street (kuloa-ning: "within the village") and the village proper begin. The houses stand close together, their eaves almost touching. In villages, such as Asalu, from which there has been emigration, vacant house-sites are taken up by small fenced garden-patches (krre-poina), [7 [Record T86711]