The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: morung genna
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: (29) Morung genna.
text: Ban-mo-bu is held in Shou-em-li and lasts only one day. It is not held by all morungs at the same time. There is no fixed day. It is not even made every year. The Aukheang will not hold it this year for they have no money and there will be nothing repaired in the morung and no new boys entered it. If something is repaired in the morung Dzing-gem the Benba kills in the morung one pig. If nothing is to (30) be repaired the eldest man of the morung kills it. The killer says: [konyak].