The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: information about kemovo official
medium: diaries
person: Visa/ of Khonoma
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Khonoma
date: 27.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: I also asked about the kemovo. Hutton's statement that the grave of the first kemovo is in the stone circle was not verified. The next day I heard from Visa, the Khonoma dobashi, that there does exist a kemovo but although he does live on the site of the kemovo's dwelling, he has no functions at all. Several zevos act at gennas (see notes).