Angami Folk Love Song

Angami Folk Love Song

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Published on: 22 October 2018

Menka Singh

Menka Singh has been working as Assistant Professor in History at Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, since 2012. She is currently pursuing her PhD from the Department of History, University of Delhi. Her doctoral dissertation is titled, 'The Memory and Legacy of Colonialism in the Naga Hills, c. 1832–1947'. Her M.Phil dissertation was titled, 'State, Family, and Orphans of Partition, c. 1940–1980'.

Two young Angami girls sing a love song.


The song is about two lovers who wish to go atop the mountain peak Japfu. There, they want to be transformed into the brightest stars and watch over the future generations. The transliteration (by Neizo) of the song is as follows:

Love take to the peak Japfu,
Transforming and sitting together like the brightest star,
Wishing and watching over the coming generation.