The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook twelve

caption: friendship
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.4.1937
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: (119) Shankok and Nieang (Angban 25) are great friends and Shankok says they are like of the same clan. Shankok's mother called Nieang's father Dukdau, "upou", for Dukdau's sister is the mother of Shankok's mother. Nieang called Shankok "uchei" because he is younger than Shankok. For the Oulingbu Shankok and Nieang have bought a pig (for Rs. 15/-) and a cow (for Rs. 13/-) and will share the meat. The cow will (120) be killed in Shankok's house and the pig in Dukdau's.