The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Two. The Social Structure and its Units
caption: village as a corporate unit
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York40:2
text: The largest corporate social unit was the village. Though divided into wards, which were liable to confront each other in postures of rivalry, a Konyak village evinced on many occasions a spirit of solidarity and considerable local patriotism. Its inhabitants joined in the celebration of the seasonal festivals, performed agrarian rites together, and observed periods of taboo and abstention from work commonly.