Lushei tribe

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The Lushei (Lusei) tribe are one of the eleven tribes of the Mizo people, native to Mizoram in Northeast India, Chin Hills in western Myanmar and Chittagong Hill Tracts of eastern Bangladesh.

Physical features[edit]

The Lushei people are usually described as "short, sturdy and heavy people of Mongolian type." The average height of men was usually between 162 cm and 170 cm. The average women's height ranged from 140 cm to 160 cm. Their skin complexion varied between dark brown to light yellow.

Religious practices and influences[edit]

The Lushei, being one of the major tribes of the Mizo people, influenced neighbouring, smaller tribes, such as the Lai/Pawih, the Ralte, the Hmar, the Paite and the Rangte/Gangte.

Presently most ethnic Lushei tribe (people) are Christian. The major Christian denominations are Baptist Church of Mizoram, Seventh-day Adventist, Roman Catholic United Pentecostal Church of International (UPCI), Salvation Army and Presbyterian.

In recent generations a small group of Mizo have claimed themselves as Jews; see Bnei Menashe.

Language[edit]

The Lushei tribe speaks the Mizo language, originally referred to as Lushei or Lushai. Many of the smaller tribes communicate amongst each other through their own language but usually speak Mizo with outsiders or in public.

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