October 18, 2017

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Mizoram pronunciation is one of the Seven Sister States in North Eastern India. It shares land borders with the states of Tripura, Assam, Manipur and with the neighbouring country of Bangladesh and the Chin State of Myanmar.Mizoram has the most variegated hilly terrain in the eastern part of India. The hills are steep and separated by rivers which flow either to the north or south creating deep gorges between the hill ranges.Mizoram is a land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes.

Mizo is the official language of Mizoram. The Mizo community is an amalgam of several indigenous tribes who had their own unique lifestyle and distinctive dialects.Another language that has gained wide acceptability in Mizoram is English, the universal language.

Mizo traditional tunes are very soft and gentle, with locals claiming that they can be sung the whole night without the slightest fatigue. The guitar is a popular instrument and Mizos enjoy country style music. Within the church at services drums, are commonly used known locally as “khuang”. They are made from wood and animal hide and are often beaten enough to instigate a trance like state with worshippers as they dance in a circular fashion. Mizos enjoy singing and even without musical instruments, they enthusiastically sing together, clapping hands or by using other rhythmic methods. Informal instruments are called Chhepchher.

Young Mizos are leaving traditional customs and adopting new ways of life which are greatly influenced by western culture. Christmas is probably the biggest festival and local communities contribute towards large feasts, typically organised by nearby churches, where many hundreds in a local community would eat together. Traditional Mizo social gatherings revolve around the agricultural calendar.

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