Chin, Mara

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A language of India

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

42,400 in India (2011 census). Total users in all countries: 62,400.

Location

Mizoram state: Chhimtuipui district. 60 villages.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

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

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. Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1955–2002.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Subgroup of Mizo (Lushai). Christian.

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