A Yimchunger Naga woman at the morung of Kutur village
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other Naga tribes|
According to the Yimchunger tradition, the tribe emerged at a village called Moru, and then came to the Jure village. The Yimchungers and the Khiamungans are believed to have migrated to the present-day Nagaland from Upper Burma as one group, in one wave. They separated into two groups at the Moru village.
The traditional dress of the Yimchungers includes colorful cane-made headgear decorated with hair and bird feathers.
The ceremonies are inaugurated by the village elder khiungpu. The five-day festivals include:
|1||Sito||Communal cleaning of the village, repair of village roads|
|2||Shito||Repair of the paths leading to the fields, clearing up of intrusive landslides|
|3||Zhimto||Repair of inter-village roads|
|4||Chiresco||Cleaning of water points and springs|
|5||Siresok||Cleaning and worship of agricultural tools|
- Ved Prakash (2007). Encyclopaedia Of North-east India Vol# 5. Atlantic. pp. 2137–2138. ISBN 978-81-269-0707-6.
- M Alemchiba (1970). A brief historical account of Nagaland. Naga Institute of Culture. p. 21. OCLC 246670722.
- "Festivals: Metemneo". District Administration, Kiphire District. Retrieved 2011-10-24.