The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: funeral hut, Ang's house and morung
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 15.10.1936
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 final climb to the village is especially steep. Near a funeral platform an old woman mourned for her daughter in a little hut. In the village the houses stand a bit closer together than for example in Wangla and Hungphoi, probably due to the restricted space at this height. The Ang morung is the biggest of the three morungs and has a splendid view. Below it stands the Ang's house and in between, under euphobias, is the hill with the head stones. Here there is no single menhir in front of the morung.