The Tiddim, or Tedim, are an ethnic group of Zomi of Myanmar. They generally inhabited Northern Chin State and are one of the three major tribes of Chin State. They speak the Tiddim Chin Zomi language (locally known as Zo pau) which had a total of about 345,000 speakers in 1990. Some 190,000 of these lived in Burma with about 155,000 of them residing in India. The Tiddim are numbered at about 230,000 people. About 70 percent of the Tiddim are Christians, with the remainder practicing indigenous religions.
The Bible was translated into Tiddim in 1983, although the New Testament had been translated into and published in Tiddim in 1932.
The Tiddim reside primarily in Chin State in Burma and in adjacent parts of India, such as Manipur. They have an organisation called Tedim Chin Union, headquarter in Churachandpur District of Manipur. They work for the unification of all the tribes in Manipur.
Chin State is a state in western Myanmar. The 36,019-square-kilometre (13,907 sq mi) Chin State is bordered by Sagaing Division and Magway Division to the east, Rakhine State to the south, Bangladesh to the south-west, and the Indian states of Mizoram to the west and Manipur to the north. The population of Chin state is about 478,801 in 2014 census. The capital of the state is Hakha. The state is a mountainous region with few transportation links. Chin State is sparsely populated and remains one of the least developed areas of the country. Chin State has the highest poverty rate of 73% as per the released figures from the first official survey. The official radio broadcasting dialect of Chin is Falam. There are 53 different subtribes and languages in Chin State. There are nine townships in Chin State. Hakha, Thantlang, Falam, Tedim, Tonzang, Matupi, Mindat, Kanpetlet and Paletwa townships. In 1896, it became a part of Pakokku Hill Tracts Districts of British Burma until January 4, 1948.
The Chin people are Sino-Tibetan ethnolinguistic group native to Chin State of Myanmar. The Chin are one of the founding groups of the Union of Burma. The Chin speak a variety of related languages, share elements of cultures and traditions. According to BBC News, "The Chin people... are one of the most persecuted minority groups in Burma." The largest subgroup of the Chin people are the Zomi. These people predominantly live in the Chin State, Bago Division, Ayeyarwady Division, Magwe Division, Rakhine State and Sagaing Region of Myanmar, but are also spread throughout Burma, Bangladesh and India. In the 2014 Burmese ethnic census, the Chin ethnicity was again dismissed by the people of the Chin State.
The Kukis constitute one of several hill tribes within India, Bangladesh, and Burma. As Chin in the Chin State of Myanmar and as Mizo in the State of Mizoram in India are a number of related Tibeto-Burman tribal peoples spread throughout the northeastern states of India, northwestern Burma, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. In Northeast India, they are present in all states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is a culmination of punitive actions made by the British during their occupation of India.
Tedim is a town in and the administrative seat of Tedim Township, Chin State, in the north-western part of Burma. It is the second largest town in Chin State. The town's four major boroughs (veng) are: Sakollam, Myoma, Lawibual and Leilum. The population is primarily Zomi.
The Zou people or Zomi are an indigenous community living along the frontier of India and Burma, they are a sub-group of the Zo people (Mizo-Kuki-Chin). In India, they live with and are similar in language and habits to the Paite and the Simte peoples. In Burma, the Zou are counted among the Chin people.They are a hill people, "Zou" means "Hills" so we can say that the Zous are "people of the hills" or "of the hills" and "Zou" has also a different meaning in Zou language that is "complete" or another word for it is "finish". But when it comes to the identification of the Zous or their tribe it is simply "Hills" or "of the hills", "people of the hills" or "Hill people". The Zous can be found in different parts of India and also of the world.
Hauzel is a clan found to be within the Paite group of the Zos Zomi tribe popularly known as Zomi and Mizo by different clans of the tribe particularly in Manipur and Mizoram areas, northeast of India. They are also found in the Chin State of Burma as a Tedim-Chin sub-clan. The Hauzel are mostly concentrated in Lamka, the second largest town of Manipur state, India and many of them are living in Mizoram. Hauzel are mostly highly educated and they are known for their education and general administration skills.
Zou or Zokam, or Zo, Zomi, Yo, Yaw, or Jo, is a Northern Kuki-Chin language originating in northwestern Burma and spoken also in Manipur in northeastern India, where the name is spelled Zo.
Guite is the progenitor clan of Paite people. Mostly the Guite clan speak Paite language. Some known as Paite and also as kuki in India and as Chins in Myanmar (Burma). Depending on local pronunciation, the clan was also called differently such as Nguite, Vuite, and was also recorded even as Gwete, Gwite, Nwite. In accord with the claim of their solar origin, the Guite clan has been called nampi, meaning noble or major or even dominant people, of the region in local dialect in the past.
Falam District is a district of the Chin State in Myanmar. It consists of 5 townships and 515 villages. The major towns include: Chikha (Gyikhar), Tonzang (Htonzan), Tiddim, Fort White, Falam and Hakha. They call themselves Mizo.
Kapteel Bridge is a bridge in Tedim Township, Chin State, Myanmar and opened on April 25, 2002. Kapteel Bridge is a suspension bridge across Manipur River in Chin State(Zogam).
The Chin Students' Association (CSA) is the student body of the Chin (Zomi) people living in the country of India. It is one of the main bodies of the TCU or Tedim Chin Union.
Strictly speaking, Lai are the people belonging to the Lai Autonomous District Council of Mizoram, North-East India and Hakha, Thantlang, and Falam of Chin State, Myanmar. Lai people can also be found outside their main dominant area. From a historical point of view, Lai is one of a dominant tribe of the so-called Chin-Kuki–Lushai, the community is scattered in different parts of the world, mainly concentrating in Mizoram, Chin Hills of Burma, South Bangladesh, etc.
Zogam known as Zoland, Lushai Hills, Kuki Hills, lies in the northwest corner of the Mainland Southeast Asia landmass. This is the traditional homeland of the Zo people or Zomi who lived in this area before the colonial period under British rulership.
The Kuki-Chin languages are a branch of 50 or so Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in northeastern India, western Burma and eastern Bangladesh. Most speakers of these languages are known as Kukī in Assamese and as Chin in Burmese; some also identify as Lushei. Mizo is the most widely spoken of the Kuki-Chin languages.
The Zo people are an ethnic group of India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It was synonym term of Kuki, the term is first heard in India in 2018, it is created for the people who don't like the term Kuki, also known as the Mizo, the Kuki, the Chin and a number of other names, are a large group of related Tibeto-Burman peoples spread throughout the northeastern states of India, northwestern Myanmar (Burma) and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. In northeastern India, they are present in: Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Assam. This dispersal across international borders resulted from a British colonial policy that drew borders on political grounds rather than ethnic ones.
Tedim, is a Zomi languages, spoken mostly in Burma and India. In Chin State, it is spoken in Tedim and Tonzang townships, while in Sagaing Division, it is spoken in Kalay and Mawlaik townships (Ethnologue). Dialects are Sokte and Kamhau.
Paite is an Sino-Tibetan Language spoken by the Zomi. There are different Paite dialects. The language exhibits mutual intelligibility with the other languages of the region including Thadou, Hmar, Vaiphei, Simte, Kom, Gangte and other languages. The name Paite literally means 'the people who went.'
The Zomi Congress for Democracy is a political party in Myanmar. Most of the party's support comes from Chin State, where the original ZNC was headquartered. The party is most popular in the Tonzang and Tedim Townships, where their headquarters and strongholds are. The party has 15,000 members in Chin State.
Leen Nupa, also spelled Len Nupa, is a valley in Tedim, Chin state, Myanmar. It is also known as Buan Nel.
Northern Kuki-Chin is a branch of Kuki-Chin languages. It is called Northeastern Kuki-Chin by Peterson (2017) to distinguish it from the Northwestern Kuki-Chin languages. VanBik (2009:31) also calls the branch Northern Chin or Zo.