The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: mixed Sema and Chang population of Holongba
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: SemaChang
location: Holongba
date: 15.11.1936
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: After a brief steep incline we reached the village Holongba (Yangsire) which falls into several separate khels each with its own gate. Already in the first khel we were offered hospitality in two houses. It occurred to us that the population of all of these villages is very mixed. Many Sema and Chang live among the Sangtam and take on their customs and language. In both houses the women were of Sema origin.