Chin Hills

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Chin Hills
Chin Hills is located in Burma
Chin Hills
Chin Hills
Chin State, Burma
Location
Coordinates 22°30′N 93°30′E / 22.500°N 93.500°E / 22.500; 93.500Coordinates: 22°30′N 93°30′E / 22.500°N 93.500°E / 22.500; 93.500

The Chin Hills[1] are a range of mountains in Chin State, northwestern Burma (Myanmar), that extends northward into India's Manipur state.[2] They are part of the Arakan Mountain Range (Arakan Yoma). The highest peak in the Chin Hills is Nat Ma Taung, or Khonumthung (Mount Victoria), in southern Chin State, which reaches 3,053 meters (10,500 feet). The Chin Hills-Arakan Yoma montane forests ecoregion has diverse forests with pine, camellia and teak. Falam is the largest town in the Chin Hills, lying at their southern edge.

The Chin Hills are east of and adjacent to the Patkai Range, which includes the Lushai Hills and runs through Nagaland in India, as well as part of Burma. The Lushai Hills are frequently discussed with the Chin Hills as the topography, people's culture and history are similar.

History[edit]

The area is populated by the Chin people who like their neighbors to the west are a Laimi people. In addition to subsistence agriculture the Chin raided the villages of the Burman on the plains of the Myittha and Chindwin rivers, as well as each other.[3] In 1888, the British began a military campaign to end these raids which resulted in pacification of the province by 1896,[3] and it was administratively added to Burma as a special division.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Chin Hills (Approved)" Chin Hills at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ From north to south the Chin Hills are covered by "1:250,000 topographic map, Series U502, Imphal, India, NG 46-15" U.S. Army Map Service, April 1960; "1:250,000 topographic map, Series U542, Mawlaik, Burma; India, NF 46-3" U.S. Army Map Service, March 1960; and "1:250,000 topographic map, Series U542, Gangaw, Burma, NF 46-7" U.S. Army Map Service, April 1958
  3. ^ a b Ireland, Alleyne (1907) The province of Burma: a report prepared on behalf of the University of Chicago Houghton-Mifflin, Boston, Massachusetts, volume 2, page 790, OCLC 1889867

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