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: morung chiefs or Angs; ceremonial duties
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York47:6
text: On a different level from the 'niengba' and 'benba' stood the morung chiefs who, like village chiefs, were known as Angs. Their status varied according to the political system in any particular village, and it was only in villages ruled by autocratic chiefs that the morung chiefs were of some importance. There, they received shares of all animals killed at morung rites and were entitled to some free labour from all morung members, but their duties were purely ceremonial.