The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: wedding of Ang of Chi
medium: diaries
person: Wang-shok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 12.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Then Wang-shok described the wedding of his cousin, Mewang, the present Ang of Chi. Manga, the Ang of Shiong, a real cousin of Mewang only came to Shiong about twelve years ago and his brother, Wangshok, only six years later. Therefore both have lived most of their lives in Chi. When Mewang married an Ang daughter of Mon she was brought by her relatives to Chi and he paid a bride price of three mithan, three buffalo, 100 daos and 300 spears. For that the bride brought with her six long necklaces of spirit money each worth Rs. 100 to 200. For the wedding people had come from eight villages dependant on Mon and twelve 'sons of Chi' had come.