The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: Angs and their privileges, special foods
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Zu-nyu
date: 31.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The Angs are of Wang-ham-ba morung. 2 & 3 have no Angs.
text: The villagers do the work of the Ang's field and build his house. They don't give him rice. Of every cow or pig killed the Ang gets one hind-leg.
text: Enemies heads are brought to the Wang-ham-ba.
text: (134) The Ang makes his own gennas himself - for the whole village there is a special clan of "priest", Ja-zem-ba.
text: The Ang eats only with Ang-yong-ba people.
text: The Ben wives cook for the Ang.
text: The Ang and his clan is not allowed to eat meat of bear, goat, jungle goat, meat of tiger's kill.
text: The whole village does not eat goat's meat.
text: (135) When an Ang dies the village is six days genna.
text: The corpse is put into a coffin. Even the neighbouring villages observe a genna. They are informed, then the young men of the village come to the dead Ang's village and dance in front of his house. Cows and pigs are killed.