Chin, Bawm

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Bawm, Bawn, Bawng, Bom
Population

4,440 in India (2004). Population total all countries: 15,940.

Location

Mizoram, Chhimtuipui, Lunglei, and Aizawl districts; Tripura; Assam.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Linguistically and ethnically a subgroup of the Laizou (Anal) [anm] (Matisoff et al. 1996:8).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Shifting to Assamese [asm] (2007). Also use Mizo [lus]. Used as L2 by Pankhu [pkh].

Language Development
Radio programs. Bible: 1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.

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