Tedim

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Tedim
Tiddim
Tedim is located in Burma
Tedim
Tedim
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 23°22′33″N 93°39′14″E / 23.37583°N 93.65389°E / 23.37583; 93.65389Coordinates: 23°22′33″N 93°39′14″E / 23.37583°N 93.65389°E / 23.37583; 93.65389
Country  Burma
Division Chin State
District Falam District
Government
 • Ukpi, Mangpi, Thuzekpi, Currently not available
Population
 •  Population 89,000
 • Religions Christian
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Tedim (Burmese: တီတိန်မြို့; Official name Tiddim) is a town and seat of Tedim Township in Chin State in the northwestern part of Burma. The name "Tedim" was derived from a pool on the top of the hills that used to be twinkling under sun's light, therefore, called "te (bright, shine)" and "dim (twinkling, sparkling)" in local Zomi language. There are four major parts or divisions in Tedim (inside Tedim town) such as Sakollam, Myoma, Lawibual and Leilum. It is the largest population in Chin State.They are known as Zomi

History[edit]

As a result of lack of a formal writing system in the past, the story of Tedim mostly depends on oral traditions. The first establishment of Tedim is ascribed to Gui Mang II, a powerful prince from the then ruling Guite family in the region (c. 1600). However, due to the untimely death of Gui Lun (the fifth generation from Gui Mang II), Tedim was deserted for two generations. By the time of Pum Go, Tedim was reestablished as the political base of the Guite family. At the time of Mang Suum II, son of Pum Go, the allied force of the Pawihangs began their advance in the region and attacked Tedim. Tedim was again deserted by many, though some local residents survived under the leadership of Mang Gin from the Hatlang family.[1] In 1840, in order to secure peace, the remaining citizens invited the leadership of Kam Hau of Mualbem, of the emerging Sukte family, since they had good military and political ties with the Zahau family of the Pawis.[2]

When British rule began in 1824, Tedim was chosen as the local residence for the district officer.

Geography[edit]

The ranges of Hills of Thangmual include Kennedy's Peak, Lunglenkawl, the Rih Bual, the Hausapi, the Gullu Mual, the Zangmualli, the Tuikangpi, the Suangsuang, and the Lentangmual. There are dams, caves, peaks, and other attractions, including Lennupa Mual, the Twin Fairy Hill, and historic sites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. 1820, by C. Tuan.
  2. ^ Sing K. Khai, Zo People and Their Culture (Lamka, Churachanpur, India: Kampu Hatzaw, 1995), 25-27 (Khai comments on the emergence of the Sukte family as a matter of fear of the Pawis of present Falam, that Khan Thuam and his son, Kam Hau, ruled as their vassal).

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