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Zyphe

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: zyp

Population 17,000 in Myanmar (1994). Population total all countries: 20,000.
Region Chin State, Thantlang Township. Also spoken in India.
Alternate names   Zophei, Zoptei
Dialects Lower Zyphe, Upper Zyphe. Close to Mara Chin. Myanmar and India varieties reported intelligible to each other's speakers (Davis 01).
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Southern
Language use Many also use Haka Chin, Lakher, or Mara, depending on location.

Also spoken in:

India

Language name   Zyphe
Population 3,000 in India (2000).
Region Mizoram, Lakher District.
Alternate names   Zophei, Zoptei, Vawngtu
Dialects Lower Zyphe, Upper Zyphe.
Language use Many also use Haka Chin, Lakher, or Mara, depending on location.