The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Phire-Ahire village, the origin of the Sangtams
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Phire-Ahire
date: 14.11.1936
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: Phire-Ahire is so peaceful that it would have been completely unnecessary to take an escort with us. This village from which all Sangtam are believed to have come originally (187) nowadays is made up of several khels rather spread out and the houses give quite a poor impression in general. Only some have figures of cocks on their curved roofs, the lowest points of which lie in the middle of the building.