Falam is a member of the Kuki-Chin branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family. It is spoken by about 107,000 people mainly in Falam Township in Chin State in western Myanmar, and also in Mizoram State in the northeast of India.
Falam is also known as Falam Chin, Laizo or Lai. Dialects include Taisun, Zanniat, Khualsim, Lente, Zahau and Laizo. It is closely related to Hakha (Chin) and other Central Chin languages.
Falam is written with the Latin alphabet in Myanmar, and with the Bengali alphabet in India. There appear to be several spelling systems using the Latin alphabet. Most young people and some older people can read Falam. There is a Falam translation of the Bible, it is taught in schools, and there are some radio programmes.
Download a Falam alphabet chart (Excel)
Corrections provided by Michael Peter Füstumum
Information about Falam
Chin Writers' Handbook
Page created: 20.11.23. Last modified: 27.11.23
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