The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: clans ; almost identical to Wanchus
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Sangnyu (Shangnyu)
date: 27.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: The population consists of three Ang clans and a number of Ben clans, - the women of all but two cut their hair short as the women of the commoner clans in Niaunu do. I feel altogether that these Konyaks are identical with the Wanchus. Shangnyu is almost halfway between Mon and Niaunu, and the three belong socially and culturally to the same unit.