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: Nsing-ngi feast, ritual to protect households
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: The third feast, Nsing-ngi, follows at the end of November. The ceremonies are here concerned rather with the individual households which make up the village rather than with the community as a corporate body. There is an important ceremony, performed separately in each house, for the safety (143) and health of the very young children; the usual feasts in the hangseoki; and the ceremony known as Hegwong-ngi [4 [Record T86878]