The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: genealogies of the Angs of Longkhai
medium: notes
person: Mauwang/ of Longkhai
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: (55) Longkhai
text: Informant: Ang of Longkhai, MAUWANG from Mon, his clan Wang-no.
text: 3 morungs:
1. Wang-ba (the Ang's morung)
2. Lamun
3. Dzing-wun (an offshoot of Wang-ba)
text: The Longkhai people came originally from Joboka (or this direction), but their Ang's died out so they got an Ang from Mon.
text: (56)
text: MAUWANG'S sister, Ashin married the small Ang of Lengha. When MAUWANG dies his brother WANKU becomes Ang, after WANKU an Ang from Mon will come.
text: (57) In Longkhai the Ou-nie-bu is called Cha-wem-bu. (Cha = rice (dhan)).
text: Old story about Longkhai Angs:
text: The Ang gets the head of every game killed. Once the Ben people killed a stag. The small Ang said: "The head belongs to me", took it and eat it. Then the Great Ang drove him away.
text: During Mai-bong-bu the women of other villages (Tanhai for example) come to Longkhai and dance, then the Longkhai men visit these villages.