The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Introduction
caption: distinctive features of Nagas and affinities to other tribes in Assam, Borneo and Phillipines
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York2:2
text: This picture has now paled, but for anthropology it remains significant as an example of an archaic culture of great wealth and complexity. Though adjoining a region which had been dominated by Hindu civilization for several centuries, the Naga hills remained outside the Hindu cultural sphere. Racially as well as culturally the Nagas have close affinities with the hill tribes of the eastern Himalayas ( for example, Daflas, Apa Tanis, and Abors), and in some respects they resemble even such distant ethnic groups as the Ifugaos and Igorots of Northern Luzon and the Dayaks of Borneo.