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: patrilineal clans with lineages and households
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York40:4
text: Every ward comprised a number of patrilineal, named clans, and these were, in turn, ramified into lineages. The smallest social unit was the household, consisting, usually, of a single nuclear family, but augmented occasionally by a widowed parent or sister of either spouse, or by the orphaned children of a close kinsman.