The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook twelve

caption: list of rituals in Namsang
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Namsang Shamnidzing
date: 27.4.1937
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: Namsang Shamnidzing
text: 1 morung
Lishamlin (sowing) - January-February
Hashelin (rice sowing) - Feb. - March
Thapanglin (field house) - March-April
Mouirlin (Mouir feast = Lianghali of Wakching)
Longshilin (insects = Pongyongpongli of W.)
Momieklin (fortune call = Lia of W.)
Bhungdzaklin (crops fetch cook)
Nekyongrhamlim (rice stone)
Shingyu shingtangyalin (leaves threshing floor)
Harhetlin (rice cut = harvest moon)
Lirhemlin (seed)
Liwoklin (omen with chicken) - the month in which the omen for the place of the new fields are taken.
Shamrhelim - house building month. All the houses and the morungs are rebuilt and eventually a drum made in this month.
Bhangmolin - a great genna for the crops.
Leudzimlin - the old men come together and decide about the place for the new fields.