The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: name of months
medium: diaries
person: YongangChinyang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.7.1936
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: (137) Wakching 27/7/1936. My birthday did not distinguish itself by its nice weather. It was already raining in the morning and throughout the day several heavy showers descended. In the morning the gaonburas Yongang and Chinyang came and I talked with them about work in the fields. The names of the months here starting from about January are: Tai-li, Tepi-li, Ou-ling-li, Lingha-li, Ponglong-pong-li, Lia, Dangla (that is the present month), Ou-nyi-li, Noklet-li, Shonpan-li, Shonam-li, Wang-tu-li. Planting starts in Tai-li.