Chin, Mara

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Lakher, Mara, Maram, Mira, Zao
Population

34,800 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 54,800.

Location

Mizoram, Chhimtuipui district. 60 villages.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Hlawthai, Tlongsai (Tlosai-Siaha). Reportedly similar to Shendu [shl]. Affiliated with Lai (Haka Chin) [cnh]. Tlosai-Siaha dialect is lingua franca of all Mara (Singh 1994, 1995).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use English [eng], Mizo [lus]. Used as L2 by Zyphe Chin [zyp].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools since 1978. Bible: 1956–2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Subgroup of Mizo (Lushai). Christian.

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