Chawngtlai

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Chawngtlai
village
Chawngtlai is located in Mizoram
Chawngtlai
Chawngtlai
Location in Mizoram, India
Chawngtlai is located in India
Chawngtlai
Chawngtlai
Chawngtlai (India)
Coordinates: 23°26′55″N 93°12′31″E / 23.4484951°N 93.2087271°E / 23.4484951; 93.2087271Coordinates: 23°26′55″N 93°12′31″E / 23.4484951°N 93.2087271°E / 23.4484951; 93.2087271
CountryIndia
StateMizoram
DistrictChamphai
BlockKhawzawl
Elevation
1,398 m (4,587 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total1,638
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
2011 census code271322

Chawngtlai is a village in the Champhai district of Mizoram, India. It is located in the Khawzawl R.D. Block.[1]

Historical sites[edit]

  • House of Chawngtlai Chief Nikuala, who guarded the western part of Mizoram from the eastern enemies
  • Sahlam, a tree where Mizo warriors hung enemy heads
  • Zawlbuk ban, post bachelor quarters
  • Tawlhlohpuan, the earliest Mizor warriors' clothes originated from this village
  • Pasaltha Hranghleia feikibar, Spear head of the warrior Hranghlei
  • Manganga lungtat, Whetting stone of Manganga, the chief blacksmith
  • Manganga lung, Pictorial stone of Manganga, the chief blacksmith
  • Chawngtlai, The flowering tree called Chawngtlai
  • Hmar Lungtat - Whetting stone of Hmar tribe dating back to 1700 AD
  • Pasaltha Hranghleia thlan - Tomb stone of brave warriors Hranghleia, who guarded the western from the eastern enemies
  • Lasi lalnu Tantihchhingi Khawpuitan - the hills of the forest fairy queen Tantinchhingi
  • Lal Nikuala inthawina - Chief Nikuala’s worship place
  • Tantinchhingi Khawpuitan puk - A fairy queen Tantinchhingi cave at Khawpuitan
  • Thingtlang Thlanmual hmasaber - First village graveyard in Mizoram
  • Hranglung - Monument by warriors in the 18th century
  • Lal lungdawh - Monuments by the Chief and his family
  • Lalruanga lungkahkeh - the ancient famous mizo warlock stone crushed with his arrow
  • Lal Nikuala man tuma lo thawk British sipai inkulhna - The resting place of Chief Nikuala where the British Army captured him
  • Mithah kawn, The last slaughter place, where the enemy warriors from Pawih tribe slaughtered the Lushei.
  • Mizoram lungphun sang ber, Tallest monolith in Mizoram 24.6 feet
  • Lungsen (red rock)
  • Biaklawma lung, Memorial stone of biaklawma, a bachelor who guided the children in doing good and introduced the idea of the Mizoram Presbyterian’s version of babies’s Christening
  • Puk ropui - The big/great cave
  • Lasi rorelna puk - A cave where the forest fairies used to have council meetings, according to the legends
  • Theire puk - the cave where the village priest used to give offerings to the ancient Mizo gods
  • Hringei puk - The cannibal cave
  • Sai Bualpui Dil - A bathing pond of the elephants

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Chawngtlai has 325 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 93.44%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
Total Male Female
Population 1638 847 791
Children aged below 6 years 250 123 127
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 1629 843 786
Literates 1297 678 619
Workers (all) 967 507 460
Main workers (total) 950 500 450
Main workers: Cultivators 908 473 435
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 2 1 1
Main workers: Household industry workers 1 0 1
Main workers: Other 39 26 13
Marginal workers (total) 17 7 10
Marginal workers: Cultivators 6 3 3
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 3 1 2
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Others 8 3 5
Non-workers 671 340 331

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mizoram villages" (PDF). Land Records Information Systems Division, NIC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Champhai" (PDF). 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations, Mizoram. Retrieved 2015-08-22.