The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letters from J.P. Mills to Henry Balfour

caption: Naga spelling and pronunciation
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ HenryHutton/ J.H.
ethnicgroup: SemaRengma
location: Lazami (Lazemi) Seromi (Siromi)
date: 15.1.1926
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: London SW1
text: Jan 15th 1926
text: My dear Balfour,
text: So hurriedly did I answer your letter that I am afraid I forgot to reply to your questions. LAZEMI and LOZAMI are the same place (one of the wretched places with unsettled spelling). It is the big Sema village on the edge of the Rengma country. SIROMI=SEROMI. I always hear the word as SIROMI. The best spelling to take for both places is that given by Hutton on the map of his Sema book. I haven't got a copy in the house with me here, I fear...
text: Yours ever,
text: Philip Mills