The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: origins of Chong-we village
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chong-we
date: 9.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Piang-Kon, they founded three villages between Piang-Kon and the present site Chong-we.
text: 1. Kung-chang on Sowa land.
text: 2. Puk-chung on Mohung land.
text: 3. Nge-chong, - close to Chongwe.
text: 4. Chong-we.
text: The Chongwe men have a tattoo line across their noses.
text: (58) Piang-Kon is a mountain but they don't know where they lived on Piang-Kon.
text: The people of Chongwe were born of an elephant (came out of an elephant). He doesn't know if any other villages came with them or split off. Informant is a very old man from Chong-we.
text: Interpreter: Ahon.
text: The Chinglong came up with Wanching and went up and up the Yang-mien, - then they lived at Mongnyu, - then they turn right to the Piang-Kon and then turned round then settled at Hong-ha, -then they went to Mehok on Chinglong (59) land.
text: Tamching yungnyu (not a village); - that is the name of the place where they separated off from the Wakching lot, - but nobody knows where it is.