The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: the Balang house list, anomalies
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.4.1937
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: (103) While making the list of Balang inhabitants it revealed itself that several people are actually not from Wakching families but have moved from Chinglong. Aku, for example, house 17, lives on terrain which once belonged to the now extinct Shangbong-hu clan. His son, Shouba is the leper Kauffmann measured. He lives in another house, number 41, but his son Ang-ngo lives with his grandfather, Aku. Shouba's wife, Liong, and his daughter, Mendzing, are living with him. The house was Liong's father's who belonged to the Angnokphong clan. Only after his death Shouba moved in with Liong. Together with his wife he has the use of Liong's father's fields as he left no male descendants. But as soon as Liong dies the fields and the terrain on which the house is built will go back to the Angnokpong clan.