Anal, also known as Namfau after the two principal villages it is spoken in, is a Northern Kukish language, part of the Sino-Tibetan language family, spoken by the Anal people in India and a dwindling number in Burma. It had 23,000 speakers in India according to the 2001 census, and 50 in Burma in 2010. It has two principal dialects, Laizo and Malshom, and is closest to Lamkang. The language of wider communication is Meithei.Anal is written in the Latin script, with a literacy rate of about 74%.
Langet may be a dialect, though its position within Kukish is uncertain (Shafer 1955:106).[dated info]