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: forbidden marriage between similar clans in village
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York58:2
text: There were numerous Wangpeng clans in Niaunu. Such commoner clans of the same village could not intermarry, and their members either married commoners of neighboring villages or people of Wangsu clans, who could be of Niaunu or any other village. Women of commoner status were, of course, available as secondary wives of the men of chiefly rank, and such hypergamous unions were a frequent occurrence.