The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: myths of origin
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 4.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: No one can say where the people emerged from the pumpkin or bird but the region called Yengyudang is considered to be the earliest home, a mountain which is identical with the Piankong of the Aos. At first they supposedly lived in the land of the Ao (11) and some of the gaonburas went so far as to say that they had come from the direction of Mokokchung, in particular even from Wokha, but I do not think that the latter is an old tradition. All agree that from Yengyudang they migrated via various places to Chinglong. The villages on the way where they had settled are Mohung, Hanching, Choha and Nganching. From Chinglong they founded the village, Wakniudzing, between Wanching and Wakching. Only there the people of Wanching and Wakching divided and founded their own villages.