The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Nineteen. Making the Peace
caption: ethnographic notes on Kalyo Kengyu
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Chingmei Pangsha Ponyo
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: In the course of the conversation we learn the Pangsha people themselves call their village Wailam. They know nothing of the expression "Kalyo Kengyu," and apparently have no tribal name for themselves. They speak a language which, though related to that of Noklak, is different from the Ponyo language. I have the impression that the Ponyo men are not pure Kalyo Kengyus, but probably belong to the southern Konyaks, and in some way have become isolated from the main tribe.