Paite people

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Paite
Total population
c. 150,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Churachandpur, Manipur, India, Burma, Karbi Anglong, Assam, Mizoram
Languages
Paite language
Religion
Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Zomi  · Chin  ·  · Hmar  · Mizo  · Simte  · Vaiphei  · Zou  · Paite

Paite are a people dwelling in Bangladesh, Burma, and India. Paite anthropologist H. Kamkhenthang writes that "The Paite as a whole can either be Mizo or Chin or Kuki according to the group feeling and group interactions."[2] They use different nomenclatures in Bangladesh, Burma, and India. In India they are recognised as 'Paite', a Scheduled Tribe in the states of Manipur and Mizoram, India.[3]

Their main concentration is in Manipur where 48,379 Paite speakers were recorded in the 2001 census. In Mizoram, the same record was 14,367.[4]

These days Paite speakers are also found around the world.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distribution of the 100 non-scheduled languages, n° 73 Paite
  2. ^ Kamkhenthang, H. (1988). The Paite, a Transborder Tribe of India and Burma. South Asia Books. p. 10. ISBN 978-8170990703. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Census_Data_2001/Census_Data_Online/Language/partb.htm "List of notified Scheduled Tribes". Census India. pp. 7–8. Retrieved 15 December 2013
  4. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Census_Data_2001/Census_Data_Online/Language/partb.htm "List of notified Scheduled Tribes". Census India. pp. 7–8. Retrieved 4 August 2015
  5. ^ http://daltrijournals.org/JTICI/I2A4.html

See also[edit]

List of Scheduled Tribes in India