The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: description of Chintang
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chingtang (Chintang)
date: 28.10.1936
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: (167) Chintang which has an altitude of only 2539 ft. is quite a nice little village. The houses huddle closely together and the rice granaries too are built in narrow rows within the fenced in area of the village. They stand on poles. Of the two morungs the Ou-hui, the Ang's morung, is the biggest, and the imposing quality of the big stamping boards and the wealth of carvings exceeds even the morungs of Wakching.