The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: trip to Abor hills
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Abor
date: 5.2.1937
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: (247) Rotung 5/2/1937 - Visit to Rotung. Mithan sacrifice there for building a new house.
text: (248) The strangulation is more difficult here as the rope breaks.
text: (249) The creation of the earth by two gods called Shede and Melo.
text: (250) Abor are divided into two endogamous groups, the Mishing and Mipak. The origin of the Mipak.
text: (251) Continues the origin myth of the Mipak.