The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: villages dependant on Chui
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chi (Chui)
date: 26.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: 30 villages dependant on Chui:
text: Shiong, Liyengha, Liengniu, Tanhai, Chingtang, Chingphoi, Yoting, Niyan, Wakching, Wanching, Yongam, Pungniu, Sowa, Aupau, Nangchin, Langmiang, Muhung, Longchin, Choha, Chiengha Wamsa, Choha Chingleu, Chuknyu, Punkhung, Yanyu, Yingpei.
text: Villages such as Wakching and Wanching which have an Ang from Chui do not pay tribute to the Chui Ang but to the Ang in their own village. Only the villages nearest to Chui send men to help when the house of the Ang is rebuilt. When the dependant villages pay their tribute the Ang gives a feast and slaughters a pig to feed the visitors. Most of an Ang's Bin wives are nowadays from his own village. The practice of getting girls from dependent villages has been stopped. In Chui monogamy is compulsory for Bin and Chingtaulim; only the real Ang can have several wives.