Anal in India

The Anal have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The tribe known as the Anal is a Scheduled Tribe in India. That means they are eligible for public jobs and special consideration for university admissions. They live in the northeast section of India in the state of Manipur. The Anal declared themselves as Nagas in 1963. The Nagas are a large group of indigenous peoples who live in northeast India. According to legend, the Pakan community split into four groups:the Anal, the Lamkang, the Monsang and the Moyon. A complete Bible is available in the Anal's language. Many of them need to learn to read and write. Almost all of the Anal claim to be followers of Jesus Christ.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Anal, like all other tribal people of the region, live a relatively simple life. They make their living by farming and animal husbandry. The Anal have a patriarchal type of family. The society is divided into two tribal divisions known as "Khul." By preference a man will try to marry his cousin, 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 and his family to the bride's family. The Anal communicate within the tribe using their own Anal language and use Meitei for communication outside their group. The Anal language currently has about 22,000 speakers. The village elders of the Anal are known as the "kholpu." They preside over traditional religious and family ceremonies along with the village shaman and the blacksmith.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Anal tribe once held a belief in a supreme being named Asa Pavan. At present, the overwhelming majority of the population believe that they are Christians. Many of the Anal still believe that spirits inhabit the objects of nature. The Anal feel that they must appease these evil spirits or disaster may come upon the people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Anal tribe needs general economic development and higher education. The Anal need to learn new job skills. They need good local schools and teachers for their children. Many villages lack access to electricity, indoor plumbing and modern medicine. They need trained pastors who can teach them the Word of God and how it applies to their lives.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Anal in India.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Anal to the Bible. Ask the Lord to provide trained, spiritually mature pastors for their churches. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Anal people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out workers to help them with their physical and spiritual needs. Pray that the Anal learn to read so that they can read the Bible for themselves.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Anal
People Name in Country Anal
Population this Country 23,000
Population all Countries 23,000
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 Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Manipur
22,000
Delhi
100
Nagaland
30
Punjab
20
Haryana
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Manipur 22,000
  Delhi 100
  Nagaland 30
  Punjab 20
  Haryana 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Anal (22,000 speakers)
Language Code anm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
90
Chin, Thado
70
English
50
Naga, Inpui
20
Naga, Tangkhul
20
Gangte
20
Vaiphei
10
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
10
Assamese
10
Meitei Zo Hmar
Chin, Paite Deori Lepcha
Primary Language Anal (22,000 speakers)
Language Code anm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 90
  Chin, Thado 70
  English 50
  Naga, Inpui 20
  Naga, Tangkhul 20
  Gangte 20
  Vaiphei 10
  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 10
  Assamese 10
  Meitei 10
  Zo 10
  Hmar 10
  Chin, Paite 10
  Deori 10
  Lepcha 0
People Groups Speaking Anal

Primary Language:  Anal

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1949-1983)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1983)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2006-2015)
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Anal
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
98.17 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.19 %
Islam
0.33 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
0.15 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Kerry Olson  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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