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Zome

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: zom

Population 30,000 in Myanmar. Population total all countries: 39,112.
Region Chin State, Tiddim, Chin Hills. Also spoken in India.
Alternate names   Zorni, Zomi, Zou, Zo, Kuki Chin
Dialects Paite Chin, Zome, and Simte are almost identical.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Northern
Language development Roman script in India. Bible: 1992.
Comments 'Zomi' is a general name for all Chin, but is also used for this specific group. SOV.

Also spoken in:

India

Language name   Zome
Population 9,112 in Manipur (2001 census).
Region Manipur, Chandel, Singngat subdivision and Sungnu area; Churachandpur districts; Assam.
Alternate names   Zorni, Zomi, Zoli, Zo, Zou
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 33%: males 42%, females 24% (1981 census).
Comments 'Zome' is the general name for all Chin, but also refers to this specific group. Zou is a Scheduled Tribe in India. Agriculturalists: shifting cultivation. Christian.