Anal in India

Joshua Project has identified the Anal only in India
Population
27,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 India 27,000
World Population 27,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Anal Naga, Kuki Chin, Lamka, अनल
People ID 16211
ROP3 Code 111322
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 5
Largest States
Manipur (27,000) Delhi (100) Haryana (20)
Punjab (10) Nagaland (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 5
Manipur (27,000) Delhi (100)
Haryana (20) Punjab (10)
Nagaland (10)

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Primary Language: Anal (26,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: anm   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 29
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (100) English (60) Chin, Thado (50)
Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui (30) Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (20) Naga, Tangkhul (20)
Gangte (20) Assamese (20) Vaiphei (20)
Chin, Paite (10) Zo Lepcha
Meitei Karbi Deori
Hmar Mal Paharia Nepali
Bengali Bhili
Primary Language: Anal (26,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: anm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 29
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (100) English (60)
Chin, Thado (50) Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui (30)
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (20) Naga, Tangkhul (20)
Gangte (20) Assamese (20)
Vaiphei (20) Chin, Paite (10)
Zo (10) Lepcha (10)
Meitei (10) Karbi (10)
Deori (10) Hmar (10)
Mal Paharia (0) Nepali (0)
Bengali (0) Bhili (0)
Primary Language: Anal

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1949-1983)
New Testament Yes   (1983)
Complete Bible Yes   (2006)
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
99.63 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.22 %
Islam
0.10 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.05 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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