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Mizoram Mizo Language
The Mizo inhabitants living in the Indian state of Mizoram usually converse in Mizo language. Moreover this language is considered as the official language and is widely spoken in Chin State of Burma, also in Bangladesh and Chittagong Hill. Furthermore this idiom is also known as Lushai by Lushei people. Also the most renowned poems in written in Mizo language are considered as Pawi lingo. Even many Mizo poems are derived from Pawi language, Hmar and Paite language. In addition this language belongs to Sino Tibetan family group whihc further involves few groups such as Kukish, Mizo and Central.
The Tibeto Burman family language inhabits Kukish group which belongs to Mizo language. Moreover there are several clans of this language which inhabits various dialects from which the Lushei dialect is very common. Furthermore this Mizo language is considered as Lingua Franca of the Kuki inhabitants as because of the extensive and intensive use by the missionaries of Christians.
This Mizo language was jotted down by Christian missionaries. The alphabets of this idiom are mostly adapted from Italian alphabets and also from system of Hunterian transliteration. Vanglaini is regarded as a leading newspaper in Mizo language. It also consists of a famous published magazine known as Kristian Thalai.
Relation With Other Languages
This Mizo language is somewhat related and similar to the other idioms which belong to Austro Asiatic and Tibeto Burman language family. Moreover it inhabits some of the common words which are related to Hmar and Kukish language. Even the phonetic level of Mizo idiom is also same in regards with these languages. Along with it is also closely related and similar in spoken level with these idioms.
The phonology of Mizo language varies as per the tones. There are eight intonations and tones for every vowel in Mizo language. All these tones vary in which four tones are reduced whereas other four tones are long ones. The vowel O used in Mizo language inhabits three tones and it sound exactly as same in case of diphthong. Moreover Mizo language is considered as a tonal language. The pitch used in this medium of communication changes as per the words spoken an even the meaning also changes as per the tone level used in it. Furthermore these tones have constructed independently in several languages of daughter. These are possible in syllable initial and syllable final consonants. Additionally the difference among the voiced initial consonants and voiceless is replaced by a difference between low and high tone.
This language contains many polysyllables which are analyzable and also polysyllabic units. Moreover these polysyllables are confined to words of compound and at times they over tend to be de stressed. Furthermore the word order in Mizo language is OSV which means object + subject + verb. In addition the verbs in this language are conjugated not as the verbs do in French and English Languages. Also the tense in this idiom is clarified by addition of few participles. The change is not possible in case of adverbs, verbs and adjectives. In addition Mizo language does not contain any gender for nouns and there are no articles also. The adjectives and verbs are formed by some specific suffixes. Furthermore in case of verbs, if it’s spelling does not change but usually it sound changes. Additionally Mizo language holds two forms of pronouns which are clitic and free form. Also this medium of communication holds some unique kinds which are double adverbs and post positions.
The Literature of this Mizo language is thriving with few Mizo language departments in Manipur University and Mizoram University. Also awards were given to the author as well as to the MAL literary book of the year in 1989. Moreover this language is rich in literature and it therefore holds number of books, novels, dramas, eulogy and theology on it. Furthermore it has published two most renowned newspapers known as Vanglaini and Zothlifilm. It has even achieved a lifetime award in Mizo literature as well. Mizo literature books hav won award for their original not any of its translations. These award are also related to religion and history as well.
This Mizo language holds approximately thousands of speakers from which it has been surveyed that 700000 speakers are there in total of Mizo language. Also as per 2001 census, 674756 orators are found in India country from which 1041 people are from Bangladesh in year of 1981 and in the year of 1983 census, it has been investigated that there are 12500 speakers in Burma of Mizo language.