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: distribution of clans ; often fewer commoners than others
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York58:3
text: In many villages there were fewer commoners than members of the three higher classes, and it would therefore be misleading to think of Wanchu society in terms of the domination of a small privileged class over a large working population of commoner status. Only the great Ang clan was numerically limited, and this was due to the fact that the offspring of great Ang males and women of any other class were not recognized as of great Ang status, but were incorporated into the small Ang class.