Thado Chin (Thadou Kuki) Bible

Thado Chin (Thadou Kuki) Bible

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Thado Chin (Thadou Kuki) Bible

Thadou (Thado, Thaadou, Thado-Pao, Thadou-Kuki) is a Northern Kuki-Chin language spoken widely in the northeastern part of India (specifically in Manipur, Assam, Nagaland and Mizoram) and Burma, as well as the Bangladesh borders. It is spoken by people (known as The Thadou tribe) in Myanmar, mostly in the Chin State and Sagaing Division. The Thadou language is known by many names, including Thado, Thado-Pao, Thādo, Thadou-kuki, Chin, and Thādo-pao. There are a few dialects of this language : Hangshing, Khongsai, Kipgen, Saimar, Langiung, Sairang, Thangngeo, Haokip, Sitlhou, Singson(Shingsol). These dialects are taught in Manipur schools, however, those outside the school, such as elders, are less familiar with them. The Saimar dialect was reported in the Indian press in 2012 to be spoken by only four people in one village in the state of Tripura. The variety spoken in Manipur has partial mutual intelligibility with the other Kukish varieties of the area including Paite, Hmar, Vaiphei, Simte, Kom and Gangte languages. Although this language is spoken in various areas, it is not utilized as much today. As of a 2001 census, the estimated total number of Thadou-Kuki speakers is 90,000. The language is rapidly becoming endangered.