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Chin, Paite

A language of India

ISO 639-3: pck

Population 45,000 in India (1997). Population total all countries: 53,900.
Region Assam; Manipur, Churachandpur District, Khuga Valley, Copur Bazar; Mizoram, Aizawl District, Champhai Subdivision, 20 villages; Tripura. Also spoken in Myanmar.
Alternate names   Paite, Paithe, Parte, Haithe, Zoukam
Dialects Bukpi (Bukpui), Dapzal (Dapzar), Dim, Dimpi, Lamzang, Lousau, Saizang, Sihzang, Telzang (Teizang), Tuichiap. Related to Thado Chin, Tedim Chin, Ralte, Zomi.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Northern
Language use Speakers also use Mizo.
Language development Roman script. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1971.
Comments A Scheduled Tribe in India. Paites in Mizoram speak Mizo (Go 1996). Teizang and Dapzal dialects are spoken by the majority. (Singh 95). SOV. Hills. Swidden agriculturalists. Christian.

Also spoken in:

Myanmar

Language name   Chin, Paite
Population 8,900 in Myanmar (1983).
Region Tiddim District, Chin Hills.
Alternate names   Paite, Paithe, Oarte, Hainte, Vuite