The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: founding of Oting
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: 7.10.1937
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: (40) Lunglam was built by Nokzang, the father's brother of informant, who is of Wang-shu clan. Nokzang came from Joboka and with him came an Ang of Wangba clan, which is the great Ang clan equal to that of Mon and Chi. That Ang died without an heir and an Ang from Wangla was called.
text: The informant does not know what gennas were made when the village was built.
text: First Nokzang's house was built, then the Ang's house and then the morung. (41) The Ben-ba of Wang-nan-yen. He builds the first field house, does the first reaping. He also kills the animals at morung gennas and receives a piece of the hind-quarter (not the hind-leg). There is no morung Ang.