The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: a particular marriage
caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: further re-marriages
medium: books
person: MetlouWeikuMeniu
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York79:2
text: As Metlou could not marry Meniu, he married a girl of the Ang-ban morung. But she died before the tattoo ceremony had been performed and never moved to his house. In the same month Weiku died, and now Metlou could marry Meniu. On the night that she gave birth to Metlou's child in her parents' house, she moved, as was customary, to her husband's house.