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: pigs' water drying time
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York36:2
text: The period of time that followed was named not after any of the tasks connected with agriculture but after a rather inconsequential feature of village life; it was called 'ak-sheang-yang-e', "pigs' water drying," which referred to the drying remnants of the watery mash fed to pigs in troughs.