The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: residents of house four
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Furthermore in one house (number 4) there is a woman, Liang, from the Aukheang whose husband Dzemang is an Angban man. Her first husband was from Chinglong. She herself belongs to the Yanahu clan. Her children from the first marriage who strictly speaking belong to a Chinglong clan (175) can marry within the Aukheang but no one from the Yanahu as they have been taken into their mother's clan in certain respects. The fact that their mother's clan is the Yanahu would not pose an obstacle in itself. In another house there also lives a Chinglong man but he is married to a Balang woman. Chinyak, a childless man of the Sha-yang-hu, offered him shelter in the Aukheang (house no. 12).