The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: rainfall, forests, terrain
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York7:2
text: The rainfall is heavy in the whole of the Naga hills, and at Wakching it amounts to an average of 160 inches per year, the greater part falling between April and September. Narrow valleys, cutting deeply into the hills, are filled with dense evergreen forest. Enormous trees, untouched by fire or axe, rise from the tangled undergrowth, and a thorny kind of cane forms thickets virtually impenetrable if no path has been cleared.