The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: village officials
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chingtang (Chintang)
date: 28.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (16) Neangbas
text: in the Ouhui are three:
one of Kheang-mei neangshohu
one of Duk-ang
one of Dzing-ou-hu
text: in the Ang-nau:
two of Ang-bu-hu
text: The Ang takes part in the activities of the Neangbas. There is one Benba in the Ang-nau, that of the Ou-hui has died and no succession would be found. The Benba kills the animal at the rebuilding of the Morung and starts thatching the ridges. (17) Chingtang was founded by the Ang-bu-hu and Dzing-ou-ha; they built at once two morungs. Dzu-hu came a little later. A man of Ang-bu-hu builds the first field house. A Dzuhu man does the first sowing. The first reaping is done by all the Ang people, men and women. Chingtang makes the Oulingbu one month before Wakching.