Harman Patil

Tedim language

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Native to  Burma, India
Native speakers  (340,000 cited 1990)
Glottolog  tedi1235
Ethnicity  Zomi
ISO 639-3  ctd
Language family  Sino-Tibetan (Tibeto-Burman) Kukish Northern Tedim

Tedim (Tiddim or Tedim Chin), is a Kukish language of India and Burma. In Chin State, it is spoken in Tedim and Tonzang townships, while in Sagaing Division, it is spoken in Kalay and Mawlaik townships (Ethnologue). Dialects are Sokte and Kamhau (also called Kamhao, Kamhow).

Sukte is a dialect of Tedim. Zam Ngaih Cing (2011:170) lists some Tedim varieties as Sihzang, Teizang, Saizang, Dim, Khuano, Hualngo, and Vangteh.

Tedim was the primary language spoken by Pau Cin Hau, a religious leader from the late 19th through early 20th centuries. He also devised a logographic and later simplified alphabetic script for writing materials in Chin languages, especially Tedim.

The phonology of Tedim can be described as (C)V(V)(C)T order, where C represents a consonant, V represents a vowel, T represents a tone, and parentheses enclose optional constituents of a syllable.

References

Tedim language Wikipedia


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