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: clans and Angs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Sangnyu (Shangnyu)
date: 27.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Shangnyu 27/8/1970
text: Clans:
text: Ang: Wang-chak
_____ Wang-sha
text: lower: Wang-shu
text: Bin = Pansha:
text: Longphu, Wangnau
text: Beyam, We-am, Yu-am, Tikam, Poyam, Lu-am - the women of these clans cut their hair. All are exogamous. Issue of Wangchak and any Pansha clan becomes Wangsha; issue of Wangsha and Pansha becomes Wangsha. Wangshu is separate, but does not intermarry with Wangchek or Wangsha, but with Pansha.
text: Ayeiba (male), ayenu (female) - seer
text: An ayeiba can see the dead men; after a person's death they go inside a house (not necessarily of the dead man), cover themselves with a blanket and then see the dead person.
text: The Ang's wife is from Sheanga. Priest Nan-tak-bu (ponguanbu in Wakching) is a magician who can find out why a person got ill
_______________=_Likau,_Ang_d._of Sheangha
text: In Burma are also 'Great Angs', for instance in Hamha - Inf. (Ang of Shyangnu) does not know of any others.