Paite people

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

Paite are a Zomi people dwelling in Bangladesh, Burma, and India. They are an ethnic group known and called in different names in Bangladesh and Burma whereas in India by the name 'Paite' which is a Scheduled Tribe in the states of Manipur and Mizoram, India.[2]

The word "Paite" literally translates into 'Walkers'.[citation needed] The Paite people speak 'paite' language and use the Roman script.


See also[edit]

List of Scheduled Tribes in India