The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: beliefs concerning duration of pregnancy
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York65:3
text: The duration of a pregnancy was fairly accurately predicted, though some Konyaks thought that women impregnated by men of chiefly class carried a child for ten months, while the pregnancies of the wives of commoners lasted only nine months. The natal class of the woman was considered irrelevant for the duration of a pregnancy.