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Mara language

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Mara (Tlosaih)
Native toMizoram, India; Burma
EthnicityMara people
Native speakers
(ca. 400,000 cited 1994–2011)[1]
  • Tlosaih Siaha (lingua franca)
  • Tlosaih Saikao
  • Tlosaih Tokalo
  • Tlosaih Kiasie
Language codes
ISO 639-3mrh
ELPMara Chin

Mara is a Kuki-Chin language spoken by Mara people, mostly the Tlosaih tribe living in 30 villages of Chhimtuipui district, southern Mizoram, India and the close villages in Burma.

The Mara (Tlosaih) languages are from the Kuki-Chin branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. The speakers of the languages are also known as Mara (Tlosais).

Mara is a recognised language in the Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) school curriculum. Mara is a compulsory subject for all schools up to class VII (middle school) under the Board of School Education, MADC.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mara at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)