Naga, Anal in India

The Naga, Anal have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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 Naga, Anal
People Name in Country Naga, Anal
Population in India 14,000
World Population 14,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Kuki Chin, Laizo, Lamka, Mulsom, Namfau, अनल
People ID 16211
ROP3 Code 111322
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Manipur
14,000
Delhi
100
Haryana
20
Punjab
10
Nagaland
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Manipur 14,000
  Delhi 100
  Haryana 20
  Punjab 10
  Nagaland 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Anal (22,000 speakers)
Language Code anm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Hindi
90
Chin, Thado
70
English
50
Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui
20
Naga, Tangkhul
20
Gangte
20
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
10
Assamese
10
Vaiphei
10
Other People Groups Speaking Anal
Primary Language Anal (22,000 speakers)
Language Code anm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 90
  Chin, Thado 70
  English 50
  Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui 20
  Naga, Tangkhul 20
  Gangte 20
  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 10
  Assamese 10
  Vaiphei 10
People Groups Speaking Anal

Primary Language:  Anal

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1949-1983)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1983)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2006)
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Anal
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.26 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
98.68 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.35 %
Islam
0.56 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.14 %
Photo Source Kerry Olson 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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