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: paternity automatically in child's father's clan
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York67:1
text: At birth a child belonged to the clan of the man who, as the husband of its mother, was regarded as the child's legal father. There was no rite of formal acceptance into the father's clan, but every Konyak child enjoyed from the moment of birth the protection of the members of the clan to which the mother's husband belonged.