The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: discussion about major Ao god
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Mokokchung Ungri (Ungr) Chuchu-Yimlang
date: 18.7.1936
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
text: Near Chuchu-Yimlang several gaonburas were expecting us in a rest house with some rice beer. I asked them about the Ao's main deity, Lichaba, but was not told anything new, only a verification of what Mills said. They insist that Lungkizungba is identical with Lichaba. In Ungr we also had a reception and were taken into a house. Here I heard the variation that Lichaba first created the plains and made it all smooth, then he made Nagaland but while doing so he started having stomach pains and rushed his job so that now all is hilly and torn up.