The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook six

caption: agricultural gennas in villages without rice
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 31.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.8.1936-26.10.1936
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Chen, Sheang-ha, Long-wa, Dzon-niu, Pong-dzau, Hang-niu, Nia-shing, Bukha, Longyien, Long-phou cultivate only taro and millet, no rice, as their soil is not fit for rice. Those people observe many agricultural gennas, they don't speak when they carry taro or millet. The Wakching people, when (37) they plant the taro don't allow strangers to enter their houses. There are no village gennas for taro.