The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook sixteen

caption: terms of address
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 4.6.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (18) The Great Angs of Tang, Wankham, Yanha, Mon, Hang etc. are addressed by all the people of their villages who are younger than they as: "a dzong dzaniu" (elder brother - you great - tiger). By people elder than he, he is addressed as "dzaniu". The younger brothers of the Angs are also addressed as dzaniu. The Longkhai Ang is addressed "adzei dzong". The younger generation addresses the Chi Ang as: "abha dzong dzaniu", and the Longkhai Ang as: "abha-dzong".