The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: Sangtam migrations
medium: notes
person: SiromoHirolaNoksangbaTokyumo
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Phire-Ahire (Phire Ahire) Langa Yimchungr-arr Cheshorr (Chesorr)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:32
text: Sangtam - Migrations. Sipirr -> Zingpirr -> Hororr -> Sangtang -> Kuying Mazang -> Phire Ahire.
text: Siromo, Hirola, Noksangba (all 3 Sangtams) settled in Langa - from there they founded Yimchungr-arr. Then Siromo's son Tokyumo went to Chesorr and founded it - Siromo had married a girl of Langa (a Yimchungr) - Langa a meeting point of Sangtams, Yimchungr and Changs - ie. Cheshorr is a Yimchungr village with a half Sangtam half Yimchungr founder. Langa is now a deserted site - Changs and Yimchungr quarrelled - Changs went N. and founded Tuensang - Yimchungr went South.
text: No legends of ultimate origin or birth place - but came slowly in from Burma.