About Mizo Language
Also known as Mizo ttawng, the Mizo language is a Sino-Tibetan language and is spoken natively by many people in the countries of India, Bangladesh, as well as Myanmar. In India, the Mizo language is natively spoken by the people residing in the state of Mizoram. Other than that, in Bangladesh, it is spoken by people residing in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, whereas in Myanmar, it is spoken by people residing in the Chin state.
During colonial times, the Lushei people were the first ones to get external exposure and speak this language, and hence, many times, it is referred to as “Lushei,” however, the native Mizo speakers don’t accept the term and widely consider it to be wrong. When it comes to poetry and literature in Mizo, a lot of it is derived from languages like Pawi, Hmar, and Paite. In fact, majority of the poetry of Mizo written during earlier days were in Pawi.
The script that the Mizo alphabets writing system follows is the Roman script and as a member of the Sino-Tibetan language family, has many common words with the Kukish languages.
Mizo literature in academics has high significance under the universities of Mizoram and Manipur respectively.