The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook twelve

caption: origins of Wakching
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 4.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.3.1937-27.4.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (49) Wakching 4/4/1937
text: The Wakching men came from Yengyudang (Piankong) - also, now-a-days Konyaks live there. (Yengyu-dang = Kalahong). The Assam valley is called Moroshong. From Yengyudang they went to Mohung, a village between Chongwe & Choha. Then they went to Hau-ching, from there to Angphang, from there to Choha, from there to Nganching, from there to Chinglong. From Chinglong they came to Wakniu-dzing, a site between Wakching and Wanching, and built a village. Later on they split off. Some people went to (50) Wakching, others to Wanching.
text: Sheangpang was a village between Borjan and Kongan, - the Chingtang people came from there.
text: The Wakching men came from Moroshong on the Buang-lem path, which leads from Wakching to Dikhu. They say they came from the Ao land, went to Moroshong and from there came again into the hills.