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 individual's relations with the kienga
caption: activities and rituals of men's dormitories; dancing and sport; sexual liasons
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: In the hangseoki the rahangmi learns from the married men hangtingmi the more advanced techniques of basketry, smithing, hunting, trapping, fishing and war, and he takes part in the particular tasks of the kienga, ceremonially clearing the paths to the cultivation at the first-fruits festival of Pokpat-ngi [25 [Record T86785][Record T86786]