The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: twins
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 17.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (55) Twins are not welcome, but no special gennas are dong. it is said that one will not live long. "To the people we meet we say: oh, it is well, that I have got two children, but in our mind we are not pleased". There is no remembrance of triplets in Wakching, but in Mongniu there were some, it is said.