The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947

caption: visit to Jakhama and Kigwema
caption: christianity
medium: tours
person: Kipoma khelMakuma khel
ethnicgroup: Angami <Southern
location: Kigwema
date: 7.1.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: Unlike most Angami villages, Christianity has secured a footing in Kigwema but conversion has been on the basis of household rather than of Khels. Out of 36 houses in the Makuma Khel; 19 are Christians and 17 are not. In the Kavema Khel, 20 are Christians while 60 are ancients. In Kipoma Khel only two houses are Christian. There is now a smart tin-roofed church in the village with a tiny tin spire.