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: enormous house of Ang of Shangnyu
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Sangnyu (Shangnyu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: We went first to the chief's house, which was even more impressive than the house of the Ang of Chui. I paced its length and found it about 360 feet long. The house consists of an enormous undivided hall running along its entire length, and the living quarters of the chief's wives and the families of his dependents. The front hall of the living quarters is an imposing hall used by the Ang as his reception and living room.