The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: effects of missionaries
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: All the Aos are Christians except for four houses including the gaonburas, while the Konyak apparently hold on to their old customs without change. Therefore the Ao morung which is like that of the Konyak in style although smaller stands empty and is already slightly dilapidated. The big slit drum which ends in a buffalo head has no longer a protective roof and will hardly stand up to the weather much longer