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: arranged and free-choice marriages
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: At any time between 18 and 25 the youth marries. The match may be arranged by his parents, but in many cases the youth chooses the girl himself as a result of a leoseoki courtship. If the match is arranged by the parents, both the youth and the girl are consulted and the match is abandoned if either finds the projected union repugnant. If the youth chooses his own partner, his choice is subject to the approval of his parents, who are responsible for the payment of the bride-wealth. [27 [Record T86787][Record T86788]