Myanmar (Burma)

Chin, Bawm

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Bawm, Bawn, Bawng, Bom; Also, in Bangladesh: Bawm, Bawn, Bawng, Bom; in Myanmar: Bawm, Bawn, Bawng, Boam, Bom, Laisaw, Langkay
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1989)
    • New Testament (1977)
    • Portions (1961)
    • FCBH  (2006 Bangladesh Bible Society)  See above
    • text online See above
  • Literacy: Also use Mizo [lus]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: India
  • Region: Mizoram, Chhimtuipui, Lunglei, and Aizawl districts; Tripura; Assam
  • Also used in: Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma)
  • Religion: Christian
  • Livelihood: Swidden agriculturalists
  • Number of users: 15,940 (4,440 in India (2004); 10,000; 3,580 in Myanmar (2000))
  • Vitality: Threatened

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)