The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts from 'Account of the valley of Munnipore and of the Hill Tribes' by Major W. McCulloch

caption: birth - naming ceremony
medium: articles
ethnicgroup: Koupooee
person: McCulloch/ Major W.
date: 1858
refnum: from: Selections from the Records of the Government of India, No. 27 (Calcutta) 1859
text: Five days after the birth of a child, it is named with various ceremonies; names are not given at random, but are compounds of the father's and grand-father's names or those of other near relations. The rejoicings on the birth of a child are greatest on that of a first-born, and more hearty where that is a boy than a girl.