The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: stories of origins of village of Chong-we
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Chong-we
date: 9.7.1936
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
seealso: notebook 2,pp.51ff
text: In the afternoon several Konyaks came, among them people from beyond the border. We mostly asked them about migrations and village foundations. An ancient man from Chong-we said that the people of that village originally lived somewhere on the Piang-kon, then moved on to found Kung-chang in the Sowa or Sowr land, then Pukchung in the Mohung land, then Ye-chang near Chong-we, and finally the place itself.