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.[1] 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,[3] with a literacy rate of about 74%.[1]

Langet may be a dialect, though its position within Kukish is uncertain (Shafer 1955:106).[dated info]