The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: abandoned colony village of Totok; origins of Shiong
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Totok Shiong
date: 22.9.1936
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: On the way there I heard that on the mountain ridge behind which lies Shiong there once was a colony from Totok. Even now people still remember where the morungs once stood but it could not hold out in the battle with Chui. The Totok people returned to their village but Chui people founded Shiong which gets it name from the fact that Wakching always grew millet, that is 'shi' on the site.