The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: traditions of origin
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 5.4.1937
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
seealso: (See notebook 12 p. 53 following for further details).
text: I heard some new things about traditions of origin from Shopong and another Tanhai man. They stand firm in their opinion that their ancestors had come from the plains along the Dikhu and had first settled in Chinglong. Only the Kongan people had come from Yengyudang. Furthermore they said that the first human who emerged from the pumpkin 'Maikokwen-niu' was small and dwarf-like, about as tall as a five year old child, and they knew those people as 'Anaudankoh'.