64,100 (2001 census).
Manipur, Churachandpur district, Khuga valley, Copur Bazar; Mizoram, Aizawl district, Champhai subdivision, 20 villages; Tripura; Assam.
Also use Mizo [lus].
A Scheduled Tribe. Paites in Mizoram speak Mizo (Go 1996). Most speak Teizang and Dapzal dialects (Singh 1995). Zomi is a collective ethnic autonym generally used by Tedim Chin of Myanmar, Paite, and Vaiphei of Manipur. Christian.