The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: salt trading
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 31.8.1936
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: In Chinyang's youth Wakching still bought its salt from Chi and Mon. It was traded in stick form, as long and thick as a man's lower arm and for two such sticks Wakching gave one dao. Some villages in the east exported a lot of salt and Hemching (Dubniu) even acquired its name because of this trade, 'Hem' meaning salt.