The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: camp
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: Quite a good camp has been put up for me on the place in front of the Ang's house. My tent therefore I have dragged along unnecessarily. At night I sit together with the Ang at a fire burning between the two stone seats, myself on the Mon Ang's seat, he on the other one. The Ang is a good and willing informant but his Assamese is insufficient and for any conversation exceeding the most primitive I need the dobashi Chingai.