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Somdal

Shongran
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Somdal
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Somdal
Somdal (India)
Coordinates: 25°09′59″N94°17′18″E / 25.16639°N 94.28833°E / 25.16639; 94.28833 Coordinates: 25°09′59″N94°17′18″E / 25.16639°N 94.28833°E / 25.16639; 94.28833
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Manipur
District Ukhrul
Population
  Total2,375
Languages
  Official Tangkhul [sHONGRAN]]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795144
Vehicle registration MN
IMPHAL Ukhrul
Literacy92.39%
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChingai
Website manipur.gov.in

Somdal also called as Shongran is a village located west of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state in India. As per 2011 census, [1] the village has a total of 468 families of 2375 persons of which 1209 are male while 1166 are female Of the total population, 13.14% are in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of the village is 964 female per 1000 male. The literacy rate of the village is 92.39%.

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Notable people

Somdal is one of the Tangkhul villages that embraced Christianity very early. For this, the villagers got access to western education right from the coming of Christian missionaries to Ukhrul district. Some notable public figures from the village are Rungsung Suisa Ruichumhao Rungsung and Thuingaleng Muivah. Ruichumhao was one of the earliest Tangkhuls who converted to Christianity by William Pettigrew, the first Christian Missionary to set foot in the Tangkhul hills. When the First World War broke out, Ruichumhao served as the main interpreter for the Britishers and was sent to France as a leader of the Labour Corp. Rungsung Suisa was patriot who fought for the liberation of the Nagas from Indian occupation first as a politician and later as a rebel leader under NNC (Naga National Council). According to 2011 census, the literacy rate of the village was 92.39% which is higher than the state's average of 76.94%.

Rungsung Suisa was an Indian politician. Suisa was one of the key figures in the movement to unite Naga-populated areas in Manipur with the Naga Hills (Nagaland). He was popularly known as 'Uncle Suisa'.

Thuingaleng Muivah is the present General Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN).

Demographics

The village is home to people of Tangkhul Naga ethnic group. [2] Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants.

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References

  1. "Villages in Ukhrul district". Census 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. "About Somdal Village". Village info. Retrieved 20 August 2015.