The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: visit to village of Shangnyu or Hangnyu, girls in coloured necklaces
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Sangnyu (Shangnyu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: The next day I went to the village of Shangnyu, also known as Hangnyu, and as such figuring in the succession dispute described in Chapter IV. Even this village could be reached by jeep, and for several miles we drove through ripening rice fields. On the way we ran into a group of young girls wearing little except coloured necklaces and tiny skirts such as the girls of Oting and Hungphoi had worn.