The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: Benba officials
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (28) There are three Benbas in Wakching:
1. Belong of Chui, the Benba of Chinkak (Bala)
2. Mongnie of Pungkhung, Dzemang's Benba (Angban)
3. Dzing-gem of Pungkhung, Nie-ang's Benba (Angban)
Dzing-gem makes gennas for the Aukheang and Mongnie for Balang. Belong acts only at individual gennas, when he is called by a sick man.