The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: notes about Zu-nyu, tributes, size etc.
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Zu-nyu 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: (138) Zu-nyu receives tribute from
Long-ho - from every house a small basket of rice
Wo-nu " " " " " "
Zu-nyu doesn't pay tribute to any other village.
text: Kiwang's wife is of Nau-nu. Noli has only a Ben wife from his own village.
text: Zu-nyu has 120 houses.
text: Except his Ben wives and their children, nobody lives in the Ang's house.
text: When the Ang is young he goes to war. If the Ang kills a man of (139) his own village he would be driven away.
text: In Mon, Jui (Chi) and Shang there is the custom that if an Ang's wife commits adultery with a man of the village both are made to jump from a precipice. Formerly they were killed by daos and spears.
text: The Ang apparently can have any girl of his village he fancies.
text: In Zu-nyu is also the Wang-shu clan and the Wang-shu-ba acts at gennas.
text: (140) This Ang has not taken any heads, but they were taken in his name.
text: Ki-wang has taken one head.
text: An Ang gives as marriage-price for his Ang wife, daos, spears, cloth and two buffaloes.