The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: feast at start of rice harvest
medium: diaries
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
seealso: (notebook 2. p. 87 following).
text: Ou-nyi-li is the month when Ou-nyi-pu is celebrated when again mithan and pigs are slaughtered as for the Ou-ling-phu. The feast last two days and formally marks the beginning of the rice harvest. Everyone who owns a field also kills a chicken and inspects the entrails for an omen. In the afternoon I found out something about building a house, when again Gha-wang is invoked.