KUKI MIZO

INTRODUCTION:- The Kuki-Mizo language, is spoken natively by the Mizo people in the Mizoram state of India, the Mizo and Kuki Communities of Tripura, Chin State in Burma, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The Mizo language belongs to the Kukish branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. The numerous clans of the Mizo had respective dialects, amongst which the Lushai (Lusei, by Mizo themselves) dialect was most common, and which subsequently became the Mizo language and the lingua franca of the Kuki people due to its extensive and exclusive use by the Christian missionaries.The Mizo language is related to the other languages of the Sino-Tibetan family. Under the Directorate of Kokborok & Other Minority Languages, the Government has constituted the ‘Kuki-Mizo Language Advisory Committee’ on 17th Dec, 2012 to take necessary steps for the uplift of Kuki-Mizo language. The Kuki-Mizo have no script of their own. The Kuki-Mizo had adopted the English alphabets (Roman script) for any sort of documentations and writings.

According to census 2011 the Kuki-Mizo population is 10,965 (0.30% of total population) scattering in some districts of Tripura.

Kuki-Mizo language subject is introduced as a subject in some notified Schools where Kuki-Mizo students are studying, whereas in Jampui hills it is a medium of instruction. Presently, there are 16 schools where Kuki-Mizo language is being taught up to higher secondary level.