The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook one

caption: the Chekru, the oldest man
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami
date: 7.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-17.12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: 7th July
text: Thevoni (Th. pleased) The Chekru is the oldest man in the village. When it is decided that a particular day shall be genna, it is announced by the Chekru, not the Th. In Chezwezumi the whole village observes the genna at the death of either Th.