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: men of small Ang rank, marriage rules
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York57:6
text: Men of small Ang rank could either marry wives of similar status from other villages or conclude unions with commoner girls of their own village. The children from both types of marriage were of small Ang status, for no further lowering of status by repeated admixture of commoner blood detracted from a one time great Ang ancestor.