69,000 in Myanmar. 9,000 Tashon, 16,000 Zanniat, 7,000 Khualshim, 4,000 Lente, 14,400 Zahao, 18,600 in Laizao (1983). Population total all countries: 107,300.
Chin State, Falam township. Also in India.
Hualngo, Khualshim (Kwelshin), Laizo (Laiso, Laizao, Laizo-Shimhrin), Lente (Lyente), Ngawn, Sim, Taisun (Shunkla, Sunkhla, Tashom, Tashon), Tapong, Zahao (Lyen-Lyem, Yahow, Zahau, Zahau-Shimhrin), Zanniat. The Chorei dialect (in India) and Zanniat may be separate languages. Collectively called Baro Halam. Rupini and Koloi reportedly quite different from the others; Tapong reportedly has difficult intelligibility for other dialect speakers. 75% cognate with Zanniat dialect.
SOV; negation is marked after the verb
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Taisun is dialect autoglottonym; Tashon, the Burmese spelling. In official ethnic list as Kwelshin, Gunte (Lyente), Za-How, Zahnyiet (Zanniet). Christian.