Ralte

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A language of India

Population

900 (2007). Ethnic population: 34,000.

Location

Mizoram, mainly Aizawl district, scattered in Lunglei and Chhimtuipui districts; Manipur; Tripura, a few in Jampui hills.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Related to Tedim Chin [ctd], Paite Chin [pck], Thado Chin [tcz], and Zo [zom].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Mizo [lus].

Language Development
Though literacy is high, formal education level is low (in Tripura).
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. A subgroup of the Mizo [lus]. Spoken only in northern Mizoram villages (Singh 1995). Christian.