The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: working groups of boys and girls
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 14.3.1937
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: After some time they come for a brief rest in the field house. The girls are all from the Aukheang, just as the man who owns the field who also is of the Aukheang. His sisters are also there and his mother is working along in the row. Working groups made up of boys and girls from different morung are only formed during the time for weeding. They are called "elebu". It is genna to work with young people of another morung during planting and harvesting. In the afternoon I wrote down a long story with Shankok's and Dzimben's help, concerning man and tiger. It is immensely difficult to find a translation for some words.