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: exogamous units with traditional marriage partners
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York77:2
text: We have noted already that in a village such as Wakching the choice of spouses was mainly determined by a system of large exogamous units standing in traditional marriage relations to other similar units within the same village. The link between such units can be regarded as a relationship of permanent affinity.