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 Zomi people dwelling in Bangladesh, Burma, and India. They are an ethnic group using 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.[2]

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.[3]

These days Paite speakers are also found around the world.[4]


  1. ^ Distribution of the 100 non-scheduled languages, n° 73 Paite
  2. ^ "List of notified Scheduled Tribes". Census India. pp. 7–8. Retrieved 15 December 2013
  3. ^ "List of notified Scheduled Tribes". Census India. pp. 7–8. Retrieved 4 August 2015
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See also[edit]

List of Scheduled Tribes in India