Indigenous Group Monsand (Also known as: Mawshang, Moshang, Monshang, Mushang)
Location India, Maniur, Chandel district, Chandel subdivision, Liwchangning, Heibunglok, Liwa Sarei, Japhou, Monsang Pantha villages, Northern Nagaland, Myanmar border.
Estimated Population 3,200 (2001, SIL International)
Environment Temperate / Highland / Forest
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Handicraft Sales
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Naga, Monsang
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Northern
Alternate Names: Moshang, Monshang, Mushang, Mawshang
Dialects: Closest to Moyon Naga and Anal
Website URLs Ethnologue: Naga Monsang, A Language of India
Manipur Online –A Critical Appraisal by W. Nabakumar
Article: A critical Appraisal (by W. Habakumar)
Monsang, Manipur
NGOs World Bank –HIV / Aids South Asia
ECCP –Multiple Conflicts in Northeast India
Forest Peoples Programme