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 seven: village rituals
caption: aims and structures of village rituals; sacrifice
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: Village Rituals.
text: We have already seen that Nzemi village rituals are closely connected with the agricultural calendar, but for the sake of completeness it is necessary to consider them briefly in their relation to the village community. The standard pattern of Nzemi village ritual is the sacrifice of an animal, ranging from a small chick to a large bull, by the village priest or priests [1 [Record T86875]