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 a political unit in Thendu but not Thenkoh
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York41:4
text: To what extent was a Konyak village a political unit? Villages of the Thendu group, which were ruled by powerful chiefs, invariably faced the outside world as united communities, but in Thenkoh villages the individual morungs often acted independently and there was little solidarity in matters concerning political relations with the inhabitants of other villages.