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: size, morungs, customs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 1.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Wanching 1/9/1970
text: Number of houses 185
text: _Ang_clans:_Angnokphong
text: The Ang's wife of Shanglenghu of Wanching, a Ben clan. Other Ben clans: Shongmoihu [].
text: The Ang still receives tribute from other villages as before. There are no more old style yo (girls' dormitories) in Wanching, only in private houses. The boys' initiation (entry into morung) is still celebrated with puja. The non-Christians are in a majority. Pujas are still being performed. The dead are no longer exposed on platforms but buried in the earth. The population is about 1100.