The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: crick in neck, medicine for
medium: diaries
person: NlamoMe-dzou
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.9.1936
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
seealso: notebook 6 p.136 ff
text: Nlamo has a crick in his neck since this morning. When he told Me-dzou he got up and picked the blades of a wide-leafed grass. With them he stroked Nlamo's neck while mumbling several words which do not make sense if translated literally but roughly have the following meaning. "You splinters from a tree which Ghawang had hit with lightening, come out. We know your origin and Ghawang is calling you". (see notebook 6 p. 136 following).