The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: origins of clans
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Namsang Lungterok Piankong
date: 19.3.1937
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: In Namsang too there are some clans which believe that they originated from Lungterok. The people of Namsang themselves emphasise their relationship with the Ao and they say that they only later adopted customs of the Konyak when they intermarried with them. Many clans come from Yinyishang which is Piankong. (203) Namsang's population seems at least very mixed. Even people from Assam are supposed to have settled here and eventually merged with the Konyak.