Archived 15th edition
Ethnologue.com home
Ethnologue > Web version > Country index > Asia > India > Anal

Anal

A language of India

ISO 639-3: anm

Population 13,853 in India (2001 census).
Region Southeast Manipur, Chandel District, Chandel, Chakpikarong, Tengnoupal subdivisions, on banks of Chakpi River. Possibly in Bangladesh. Also spoken in Myanmar.
Alternate names   Namfau
Dialects Laizo, Mulsom. Closest to Lamgang (Kuki Naga).
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Northern
Language use Speakers also use Meitei.
Language development Literacy rate in first language: below 1%. Roman script. NT: 1983.
Comments A Scheduled Tribe in India. Declared themselves Nagas (ethnically) 1963. SOV. Forest. Christian.

Also spoken in:

Myanmar

Language name   Anal
Region Also possibly in Bangladesh.
Alternate names   Namfau