The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: myth of the flood
medium: diaries
person: Apong/ of Wanching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 23.3.1937
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
seealso: notebook 4 p.149
text: Apong the dobashi of Wanching came in the afternoon. I told him about Namsang and also mentioned the myth of the flood. Apong declared that this is not an old Konyak tradition but that the people of Namsang have heard the story of the boat from their Christian neighbours. (But Ahon too knows a flood myth, but without the boat). (See notebook 4 p. 149).