The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: re-building a morung
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.10.1936
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: (164) Wakching 27/10/1936.
text: Again I could watch the dragging in of a post. This time it was not so heavy and only the boys and young men of the morung were pulling. This time I also noted down the words of the work song. The constantly repeated call is "Ne-lau-hoi" where 'nelau' is only another name for the The-pong and 'hoi' is like our 'heave'. The longer and wild sounding song however has the following words "The village came together today up to Wakching (to pull the trunk) to the ground of the older brothers"