The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook six

caption: earthquakes
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.8.1936-26.10.1936
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (130) Wakching 19/9/1936
text: Informant: Me-dzou
text: Earthquake (min-wei)
text: When a Great Ang dies and goes to Yimbu (the Land of the Dead) he cuts the big creepers which block his way, by this he causes the earthquake. When there is an earthquake all people shout "Min-wei, min-wei" (not fall down, not fall down).
text: When the Wakching Ang will die there will be an earthquake too.