The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook five

caption: miscellaneous notes on customs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 3.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 25.8.1936-5.5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The Shanglonghu is called Lung.
text: (57) The Dzing-shi men build the girls' dormitory for the Totang.
text: They receive some gifts at the Oulingbu.
text: The parents of the smaller girls give shares of pork to the dormitory on the third day of the Oulingbu and the Dzing-shi men come and eat them.
text: Totang girls go with Dzing-shi men to the fields and vice versa. Also Balang and Bala girls go with the Dzing-shi men.
text: (58) The Pandzong girls work with Totang and Balang men (not Bala). But the Pandzong men don't go with their morungs to the fields but with the girls of Dzingshi.
text: Pandzong and Wan-wang are considered as belonging together. Wan-wang was once much bigger, but the other Wanching morungs drove it out.
text: (59) The men of the Dzing-shiu, Wan-wang and Pandzong are not allowed to put on any "lengtas" - the men of the other morungs don't allow it.
text: The Dzing-shiu, Pandzong and Wan-wang men wear also a slightly different hair-dress, they have no partition across like the other morungs and the Wakching men. But also the Ang-wan-hu men didn't wear lengtas formerly, only the Thendu people have always worn lengtas.