The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: the sky God
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Anaki
date: 18.3.1937
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: (193) The Konyak have the same concept of Ghawang as all other Konyak while for the Ao the idea of a sky deity seems to be less in the foreground. But after some questioning they admit that Meiutsungba is basically the same god as Gagang but no sacrifices are made to him. Here too Lichaba is the earth deity of the Ao.