The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: origins of the world
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 25.9.1936
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: The earth was made by two brothers Dzelok and Nauman. The younger Nauman, was mild and calm. He made Assam and carefully smoothed down the plains. Dzelok however was wild and without patience so he made the Naga Hills all uneven and jagged. His descendants are the Naga, Nauman's, the plains people.