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: early morning activities
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York35:2
text: 'Ou-wang-ga-bu,' "the time of the first cock's crow," was reckoned as the beginning of the day. The villagers were still asleep: married couples with their small children in their own dwelling houses, older boys and unmarried men in their morung, adult girls in their dormitory, and lovers on the verandas of granaries, situated on the periphery of the village. At 'ou-wo-ga-bu,' "the time of the second cock's crow," lovers separated, the girls returning to their dormitories, and the boys to their morung.