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: "Neina" (genna)
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: A whole village or individual members of it are often "Neina" or under prohibition. Sometimes this state of things lasts a day, some times several. The "Neina" may be against the entrance of strangers, or the exit of members, or of both, or allowing the entrance of strangers, disallow their going into houses,&c. Peculiar circumstances also induce prohibitions in food and drink, but to attempt describing them would (54) be to pretend to more knowledge of minutiae than I possess; however, without this I hope the foregoing pages may have conveyed a tolerable general idea of the Koupooee customs.