The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Introduction
caption: origins and meaning of term Konyak
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York5:1
text: The name Konyak, applied by British administrators to a large and by no means homogeneous ethnic group, is derived from the word 'keniak,' which in the language of a small number of villages means "man." It was first heard in the village of Tamlu, which together with the whole tract of country west of the Dikhu River was taken under British administration as early as 1889.