The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: goat gives birth
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
text: Shortly after lunch I just happened to watch the goat which Tamlu had given me as a salaam in December, give birth to a little one. It happened surprisingly quickly and I was completely still with admiration how this tiny little animal could get up already after half an hour (14) and find the mother's teat. After two hours it was already happily jumping around.