The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: village government and councils
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: In accordance with the administrative system common to all parts of Nagaland, each village has a village council which consists of the nominees of the morung, the headmen (gaonbura) who are now, as they were in British days, appointed by the district officer (here the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Mon division) and as ex-officio member the chief (Ang) of the village. Villages are grouped together into areas and in the case of Wakching the area of which it forms a part comprises ten villages. Each village council elects one representative to an Area Council, and area council members receive a small salary from the government. The Area Council in turn elects from among its members the members of a District Regional Council on the basis of one representative for a population of about five thousand.