The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: rivalries between morungs
medium: diaries
person: Chinyang
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: On the way home he had quite a lot of interest to tell about ties and animosities between individual morungs of the villages, for example Tanhai and Punkhung were friends with the Aukheang while they were enemies with the Balang. Only the Angban had no ties or special friendships as Chinyang said: "because it is not a real morung but like a large house", and has been founded only later.