The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: fortified sub-divisions within the khel
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso
date: 4.12.1936
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 Longshi-hai khel which is in fact a village in itself falls into two parts which are clearly demarcated. A narrow, uncultivated strip, runs between them and each of the two parts has a rampart along this strip with gates and so is actually properly fortified towards the other part of the village. I even saw a lookout post on a tree at this internal line of fortification. The names of these two village halves are Lishingam and Boniugam. The Miho lives in the latter but he acts for the entire khel.