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: moveables to women without sons , but land inherited by male kin
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York89:3
text: If a man had no sons, his daughters could inherit his moveable property such as ornaments and pigs, but land went to their father's kinsmen. In certain circumstances a daughter was permitted to keep a small part of her father's land, but this she could neither sell nor pass on to her children, and after her death it reverted to her father's kinsmen.