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: variations in polygyny rules ; other commoners polygynous
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Longkhai Oting Shiong
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York81:6
text: The marriage customs of the commoner clans of the Thendu group varied from village to village. Longkhai commoners were allowed only one wife, but in Oting and Shiong even men of commoner clans could have two wives.