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: no corporate property, but inheritance within clan
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York50:1
text: Property rights in land could normally be inherited only by persons of the same clan. Though there was -- in contradistinction to morung land -- no land jointly owned and cultivated by the members of a clan, the prohibition on alienating land to members of different clans, such as to the sons of daughters, suggests that the Konyak clans had some of the features of a property-owning group.