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: clan a basic exogamous unit
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York50:3
text: An essential characteristic of the clan was its function as the basic exogamous unit. In Wakching, where not only the clans but also the wards were exogamous, this was less apparent than in many other villages, but even here the exogamy of wards was always explained by reference to the brother relationship of the clans they contained.