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 six: Cycle migration
caption: only scattered pockets of cultivatable land, hence very long cycles of cultivation
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: When these limitations are considered in relation to the already difficult Central Nzemi terrain, it is clear that the land suitable for shifting cultivation will there be considerably restricted in extent. It is in fact confined to scattered pockets. But to support itself indefinitely by the type of cultivation the Central Nzemi favour, in which successive blocks must regenerate for 15 years or longer between periods of cropping, a village needs a very large extent of land even under favourable conditions. [2 [Record T86859]