Myanmar (Burma)

Chin, Falam

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Falam, Fallam, Halam, Hallam Chin; Also, in India: Fallam, Halam Chin, Hallam, Tipura
  • Dialects: Chari Chong, Chorei, Gunte, Halam, Hualngo, Kaipang, Kalai, Khualshim, Khualsim, Koloi, Kwelshin, Laiso, Laizao, Laizo, Laizo-Shimhrin, Lente, Lyen-Lyem, Lyente, Molsom, Mursum, Rupini, Shunkla, Sim, Sunkhla, Taishon, Taisun, Tapong, Tashom, Tashon, Yahow, Zahao, Zahau, Zahau-Shimhrin, Zahnyiet, Za-How, Zanniat, Zanniet
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1991 — 2011)
    • New Testament (1951 — 2013)
    • Portions (1933 — 2013)
    • FCBH  (2005 Bible Society of Myanmar)  See above
  • Literacy: Most youth and some older people, if educated, can read Falam
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Region: Chin State, Falam township
  • Also used in: India,
  • Religion: Christian
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists
  • Number of users: 107,300 (69,000; 38,300 in India (2001))
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)