The Konyaks can
be grouped into two groups, namely Thendu, which means the Tattooed
Face and Thentho, meaning the White face. The former inhabit
the lower region of the district and the people tattoo their whole face. Powerful
Anghs (Chiefs) rule respective villages. While the latter are the settlers of
the upper region of the district (Tobu area). This group tattoos only their forehead and
The population of
the Mon District is 2,59,604 according to the Provisional Census 2001. Of this, the male
population is 1,38,005 and female population is 1,21,599. The density of population is 145
Sq.km. with the decennial growth of population (1991-2001) at 73.42 per cent (Provisional
Census 2001). The sex ratio is 881:1000 i.e. 881 females per 1000 males.
The literacy rate
in the District is 42.25 per cent. Of this, the male literacy is 46.70 per cent and the
female is 37.12 per cent.