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: a morung both a men's house and a ward ; male and female
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York45:5
text: Each of the morungs corresponded to one ward, and in Konyak usage the morung names applied both to the actual men's houses and to the wards of which they were the focal points. Not only men but women as well spoke of belonging to such-and-such a morung, and there was no other term for the divisions of a village which in anthropological usage are described as wards.