The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: making house list of Bala morung
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 16.5.1937
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: (152) Wakching 16/5/1937
text: Now it seems as though the rainy season has started in earnest. In the morning it rained heavily for several hours but the day was virtually clear of rain. Today I felt completely well and in the morning I went to the Bala to complete the list of inhabitants but Metlou was unwell and complained about stomach pains, no doubt the result of eating already smelly pork meat from the Oulingbu. But with the help of Medzou I nevertheless made the list. Surprisingly many people of the Bala come from Chi and while some families have been in Wakching for many generations, others have come from Chi only with the Ang, Longme. In the afternoon I worked with Chinyang. The Ang of Longkhai came as well to bring new carvings.