The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Depopulation of villages around Liokha; deserted villages; thoughts on moving Semas into the area
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Momphiyo Lishiyo Sengkha Liokha Yoshoma Serkha Morakcho Are Yanthamo (Yanthamo) Pangthung Roni Sipaya Nichi
date: 28.1.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 20.1.1922-8.2.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 28th
text: Through Momphiyo, Lishiyo and Sengkha to Liokha, all of them small and dwindling villages, and none of them with more than 23 houses all told and most with less. Seven deserted sites were pointed out to me - Yoshomo (near Yimza on the Mesang side), Serkha, Morakcho, Yanthamo, Pangthung, Roni, Sipaya and Nichi (near Yamho). I really think that I shall have to introduce a few Semas here, though I doubt if the move will be popular locally.