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Chin, Bawm

A language of India

ISO 639-3: bgr

Population 4,439 in India (2004). Population total all countries: 13,793.
Region Mizoram, Chhimtuipui, Lunglei, and Aizawl districts; Tripura; Assam. Also spoken in Bangladesh, Myanmar.
Alternate names   Bawm, Bawng, Bawn, Bom
Dialects Regard themselves correctly as a subgroup of the Laizou (Anal) (Matisoff et al. 1996:8).
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Central
Language use Speakers also use Mizo.
Language development Bible: 1989.
Comments A Scheduled Tribe in India. SOV. Swidden agriculturalists. Christian.

Also spoken in:


Language name   Chin, Bawm
Population 5,773 in Bangladesh (1981 census).
Region Chittagong Hills.
Alternate names   Bawn, Bawng, Bom, Bawm
Comments Tropical forest. Agriculturalists.


Language name   Chin, Bawm
Population 3,581 in Myanmar (2000 WCD).
Region Falam area, Chin Hills.
Alternate names   Bawm, Bawn, Bawng, Bom