The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: morungs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 6.10.1936
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: (33) Oting 6/10/1936
text: Morungs:
text: Long-shai-ba & Ding-wen-ba - two names for one morung (the Ang's morung)
text: Ding-dong-ba & Lang-ya-ba - two names for the other morung (Chingai's morung)
text: When the village was founded both morungs were built on the same day. There is one official, the Ben-ba, of Lukyem clan and Ding-dong morung, who acts at the morung gennas and when a (34) morung is built. He functions for both morungs and kills the sacrificial animals. The village was founded by the Ang clan and the Wang-nau clan and the Lukyem clan. When there is an eclipse the Ang clan people shout: "Don't eat it" and the Lukyem clan people shout: "Eat it, eat it". The other clans don't shout at all.