|Native to||Burma, India|
|64,000 (2001 census)|
Paite is a language spoken by the Paite people. There are different Paite dialects. The language exhibit mutual intelligibility with the other dialects of the region including Thadou, Hmar, Vaiphei, Simte, Kom, Gangte and other languages.
There are two major dialects of Paite in Manipur, namely Lamjang and Dapjal (Singh 2006:xviii).
Paite is spoken in the following locations (Ethnologue).
- Manipur: Copur Bazar, Khuga valley, Churachandpur district
- Mizoram: 20 villages of Champhai subdivision, Aizawl district
Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Paite.
- Bukpi (Bukpui)
- Dapzal (Dapzar)
- Telzang (Teizang)
- Paite at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Paite Chin". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Singh, Chungkham Yashawanta (1995). "The linguistic situation in Manipur" (PDF). Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 18 (1): 129–134. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- Singh, Naorem Saratchandra. 2006. A grammar of Paite. New Delhi: Mittal Publications.
|This Sino-Tibetan languages-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Myanmar-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|