The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: language of Pangsha and Himbu
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: ChangKalyo Kengyu
location: Chingmei Haiwam Longao Chingpan Lakhang Ponyo (Himbu) Pangsha
date: 29.11.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The language of Pangsha is different both from Noklak and from Himbu. The Pangsha people do not have a tribal name of their own but call themselves after their village. Himbu is entered on the map as Ponyo (8) which seems to be the correct name. The language of Himbu seems to be totally separate from the dialects of Pangsha, Noklak and Panso and others which are grouped as Kalyo-Kengyu. The Himbu group supposedly includes the villages Longao, Chingpan, Lakhang and Haikwam, none of which is one the map.