The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: fieldwork methods, Ao institutions
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Wakching
date: 26.8.1936
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: Wakching 26/8/1936. In the morning I tried to find out several of the Ao institutions and concepts with the help of the schoolteacher who understands Ao. This has the great advantage that one immediately discovers it if there is an equivalent Konyak institution, while it is often difficult to hear anything about it as the people frequently do not understand what one is asking about.