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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Jou, Kuki Chin, Yo, Yos, Yote, Zau, Zome, Zomi, Zou
Population

61,000 in Myanmar (2012 T. Philipzo). Population total all countries: 81,900.

Location

Chin State, Tonzang, Hakha, and Tedim townships; Sagaing Region, Kalay, Khampat, and Tamu townships.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Tedim [ctd], Paite Chin [pck], Vaiphei [vap], and Simte [smt].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Bible: 1983–1995.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used in India.

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Zomi or Zome, also a collective name by Tedim Chin [ctd] of Myanmar, Paite [pck], and Vaiphei [vap] of Manipur. Christian.

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