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 eight: conclusion
caption: types of grouping among Nzemi
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: (151) CHAPTER EIGHT.
text: Conclusions.
text: We have in the Central Nzemi community an essentially democratic political structure, and a kinship system composed of patrilineal descent-groups, the moiety and its subdivision the tsami. Overlying this kinship system there is a second pattern, the grouping into autochthons and non-autochthons, and over that again is a third, the grouping into discrete kienga. All these groupings have their different effects on village organization and cohesion.