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: tracing the fortunes of various families through household census
medium: books
person: ShoupaChinyang/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: The fine weather I had so far enjoyed did not last, and the day after I had watched the reaping of Shoupa's field Wakching was shrouded in mist and rain. The time there was not lost, however. Both Shoupa and his father's younger brother, Chinyang, entertained me in their houses, and with the help of my house-by-house census of 1936/37, which I had brought with me, I was able to trace the fortunes of various families belonging to the Thepong morung. In doing so, it became apparent that there has been a considerable increase in the population of Wakching. There was no longer sufficient room for all houses on the crest of the ridge on which the village was built, and new houses had been constructed (249) on ground sloping down towards the clusters of granaries.