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: overlordship by Wakching, 14 dependent villages
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York42:6
text: Wakching, for example, with its 249 houses, had always been a great power. It exercised overlordship over 14 smaller villages, received their tribute, and until the coming of British rule, afforded them a measure of protection. Few of these vassal villages, however, were dependent on Wakching as a whole; most of them were tributaries of one or another of the men's houses.