The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: origins of Tanhai
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 4.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The Tanhai men came from the plains and went along the Dikhu, they first settled at Chinlong and then founded Tanhai. Tanhai was founded by a man of Riem-rem clan and with him came a man of Lung-ye-shem clan (the clan of Shopong). With them came also "on the same day" the Ang clan. (6) There are no "mixed" groups - the boys and girls work separately on the fields. First the Yanhai morung was built.