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Mizo

A language of India

ISO 639-3: lus

Population 529,000 in India (1997). Population total all countries: 542,541.
Region Mizoram; Assam; Manipur, Churachandpur District; Nagaland; Tripura, Jampui Hill range. Also spoken in Bangladesh, Myanmar.
Alternate names   Dulien, Duhlian Twang, Lusai, Lushai, Lusei, Lushei, Lukhai, Lusago, Sailau, Hualngo, Whelngo
Dialects Fannai, Mizo, Ngente, Tlau, Le. Related to Hmar, Pankhu, Zahao (Falam Chin).
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Central
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 60% (1971). Taught in primary schools. Roman script. Magazines. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1959–1995.
Comments Mizo is a Scheduled Tribe in India with subgroups listed as dialects. SOV. Christian.

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Bangladesh

Language name   Mizo
Population 1,041 in Bangladesh (1981 census).
Region Mizo Hills, Chittagong, Sylhet.
Alternate names   Lusai, Lushai, Lushei, Sailau, Hualngo, Whelngo, Lei
Dialects Ralte, Dulien, Ngente, Mizo, Le.
Language use Vigorous.
Comments Tropical forest. Agriculturalists. Christian.
   

Myanmar

Language name   Mizo
Population 12,500 in Myanmar (1983).
Region Western Myanmar.
Alternate names   Hualngo, Whelngo, Le, Lushei, Lusai, Lushai
Dialects Dulien, Ngente, Mizo.