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Chin, Thado

A language of India

ISO 639-3: tcz

Population 125,100 in India. Population total all countries: 151,300.
Region Assam; Manipur, Chandel District; Nagaland, Kohima District; Mizoram, northeast; Tripura. Also spoken in Myanmar.
Alternate names   Thadou, Thado-Ubiphei, Thado-Pao, Kuki, Kuki-Thado, Thaadou Kuki
Dialects Baite, Changsen, Jangshen, Kaokeep, Khongzai, Kipgen, Langiung, Sairang, Thangngen, Hawkip, Shithlou, Singson (Shingsol). Related to Kamhau, Ralte, Paite, Zo.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Northern
Language use Speakers also use Meitei or Nepali.
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 24% (1971). Literacy low among older people and in villages. Taught in schools in Manipur. Magazines. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1971–1994.
Comments A Scheduled Tribe in India. Some of those listed as dialects are separate languages. SOV. Agriculturalists. Christian.

Also spoken in:

Myanmar

Language name   Chin, Thado
Population 26,200 in Myanmar (1983).
Alternate names   Thadou, Thado-Ubiphei, Thado-Pao, Kuki, Kuki-Thado
Dialects Baite, Changsen, Jangshen, Kaokeep, Khongzai, Kipgen, Langiung, Sairang, Thangngen, Hawkip.