The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: Angs and their rights
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 24.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: There are two Angs (of Ang-ha-ba) both of Wakching, one for Chingha and Lingba, one for Yong-sha and Khang-khai. The wife of the Lingba morung [Ang?] is from Wakching (ie. originally (21) from Chui) and the Khang-kai Ang's first wife was of Ang clan from Wanching. His present wife is of Ben clan from Wanching.
text: The Ang receives one hind-leg of every wild animal killed in the jungle, and the head and one hind-leg of every wild animal killed by chance in the fields. At the Moha he gets one hind-leg of every animal killed.
text: The morungs cultivate one field for their Ang and bring the rice to his house. (23) No disputes are settled by the gaonburas - formerly the Angs and the village eldest did it. People don't approach the Angs bent down, like the Great Angs. Formerly Kongan had no Angs. Kongan people first came from the Chang country - from Yin-yu-shang. All the Nagas came across the Brahmaputra.