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 three - the Ram or village community
caption: the moieties and the Tsami
caption: polygyny, patrilineal descent and exogamy
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: The Ram or Village Community.
text: 1. The Moieties and the Tsami.
text: The Nzemi trace descent patrilineally and marriage is patrilocal. Polygyny is not prohibited, but in fact occurs only in special circumstances, so that in practice the Nzemi are monogamous. [1 [Record T86761][Record T86762]