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: division into wards, each based on a morung
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York40:3
text: Most villages were divided into several quarters or wards, each centered on a morung which gave its name to the ward. The ward was a more closely knit social unit than the village, and we shall see presently that in many respects the morungs of villages acted as separate political units.