The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: marriage exchanges between warring villages
medium: diaries
person: Chingmak
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso Yakao (Yukao)
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: Panso and Yukao stand in connubium to each other and Panso men also marry Kalyo Kengyu but not Chang women from Chingmei. But occasionally the Chang men of Chingmei take women from Panso and Chingmak's first wife comes from here. Nevertheless there is a state of war between the two villages in a way as it happens occasionally in civilised nations between men and the families of their wives, yet during our presence Chingmak and his sons seemed to get on excellently with the people of Panso and we also visit the house of his closest relatives.