The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: origins of Wakching and of clans
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (183) 27/8/1936
text: Informants: Chinyang and Dzingben:
text: Shayonghu, Yamahu, Nokanokphong, Koknokhu, Wem-nok and Yin-yonghu and Angnokphong and Leu-nokhu, Dzo-nok, Nian-mei-hu, Mai-bang-hu, Phongmoi-hu and Shangponghu - all these clans came out of the Dikhu too.
text: The Wakching people have however the tradition that they originally came from a hill across the Brahmaputra, Dze-lau-yeang-niu-dzau (i.d. Water great across hill). From there they (184) crossed the Brahmaputra valley and went first along the Dikhu to the Chongwe side, but finding the soil not fertile there they at last settled together with the Wanching people - Wanching - Wakching. But half of the people remained on the other side of the Brahmaputra.