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: customs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Mon
date: 4.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Mon was always at peace with Sheangha and Longwa, there has been fighting with Chui, Tang and Shangnyu.
text: People of Pomau and Niaunu are believed to have come from Mon and Chui. At present there are no marriage relations.
text: Descendants of Mon:
text: Colonies: Hungphoi, Wangla, Lapha, Longkhai, Punkhung, Tanhai, Oting, Longlam, Tumai (20 years old), Pokhting, Longpong, Shingha, Leangniu.
text: Protected: Totok Chingha, Totok Chinku, Langmin, Sheangha, Tangting, Sheangha Mokok.
text: There are three morungs in Mon. There were 8 morungs but now there are only 3 in terms of organizing labour, but as dormitories there are still 5.
Ang clans: Wang-yem, Wang-sha, Wang-shu.
Pansha (Ben): Tika, Waya, Lomiam - women cut their hair
_______________Umuk, Wangnau - women wear long hair