The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: genealogical work and family relationships ; few children's games
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.5.1937
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: The work on language and genealogies does not bring much excitement but at least some new insights. With the genealogies one sees that the family relationships do often not follow the rules. From Medzou I had some information about children's games which are very simple and only a few. Little girls play house and field labour with their dolls by imitating what the adults do. Boys do not have such games. Instead they have organized scuffles between groups from different morungs.