Anal in Myanmar (Burma)

Population

60

Christian

90.0%

Evangelical

40.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The tribe known as the Anal is a scheduled tribe. They declared themselves Nagas (ethnically) in 1963. The Anal are an offshoot of the Pakan community. According to legend, the Pakan community split into four groups: the Anal, the Lamkang, the Monsang and the Moyon.


Where are they Located?

The Anal is located in the Chandel, Chakpikarong and Tengnoupal subdivisions, on the banks of the Chakpi River in the district of Manipur. Some of the Anal (Pakan) are also located in the Bangladesh, Myammar and the bordering areas.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Anal, like all other tribals of the region, live a simple life. They have a patriarchal type of family. The society is divided into two moieties or tribal divisions known as "khul". These are the Chanang (Masum) and the Kori (Mochal). By preference a man will try to marry his mother's brother's daughter. Brides are acquired by arranged marriage or by eloping. A bride price is paid in cash by the prospective husband.

They communicate within the tribe using the Anal language and use Meitei for communication outside the group.

The leaders of the group are the kholpu (presides over traditional ceremonies), the dopu (the physician), the tholpu (the blacksmith) and the elders of the tribe.


What are Their Beliefs?

Previously the tribe held belief in a supreme being named Asa Pavan. At present, the overwhelming majority of the population is Christian.


What are Their Needs?

The tribe needs general development and higher education.

sources:
* Lewis, M. Paul (ed.), 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/
* Singh, K. S. 1999. India's Communities, Oxford University Press USA.




Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Anal
People Name in Country Anal
Population in Myanmar (Burma) 60
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Anal Naga, Kuki Chin, Lamka
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Anal
Ethnic Code MSY50p
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Possibly in Bangladesh

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Anal (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Anal 60
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  40% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
20.00%
Protestant
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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