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 five: land tenure and agriculture
caption: land tenure
caption: village boundaries
medium: theses
ethnicgroup: NzemiKuki <Thado
location: Hangrum Toushem Jiri R.
date: 1855
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: Land Tenure and Agriculture
text: 1. Land Tenure
text: The land controlled by a Central Nzemi village community forms an irregular tract and the current village site is usually but not always, near its approximate centre. Before administration village land-boundaries (heram-rai) were fixed by mutual consent and followed as far as possible major streams or some other unmistakeable feature. That between Hangrum and Toushem, for example, was and still is the Jiri River. [1 [Record T86829]