The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: morungs or bachelors' halls
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York23:4
text: Of all the men's houses or bachelors' halls of the Naga tribes, those of the Konyaks were the largest and most imposing and their role in the social life of the village corresponded to their striking appearance. In the dialect of Wakching they were described as 'ban,' but here I shall use the more familiar Assamese term "morung," which has attained wide currency in anthropological writings on the hill tribes of northeastern India.