The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: Yongang's marriages and affairs
medium: diaries
person: Yongang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.5.1937
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: Most of the morning I spent with the inhabitants' list of the Thepong. Yongang and Shankok were helping me as they had not much to do because of the bad death genna. When taking down Yongang's household it turned out that he has been married four times and that he had sent away all his three previous wives. He seems to be rather proud of this record and laughing he says that he just is a real "mota manuh" who is not satisfied with one woman. (174) When he sees a pretty girl he wants to have her, that is how it is with men. His present wife who gave him five children looks quite nice.