The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: inter village relationships of young men and women
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 31.12.1936
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: After these festive meals a small break occurs. I discover that many of the young Tanhai women come from Wakching. They are predominantly Aukheang girls but there are also some of the Angban who have married to Tanhai. The Tanhai people only dance with the Aukheang morung and therefore they have little opportunity to get acquainted with girls of the Thepong, for example. The Angban people they probably meet when they pay tribute to the Ang of Wakching.