The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: the Niengba official
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (74) Yonglong, the present Niengba of Aukheang, doesn't live on the traditional house site of the Niengba, but his y. brother Yanou lives in that house. The pigs' heads are brought therefore not to Yonglong's house, but to the real Niengba house. Yanou, the owner, shares the heads with Yonglong. Only four houses can eat these heads, other people are afraid to do so. The four households are all of Sha-yong-hu clan, that of Yanou and those of the three Yonglongs.