Zyphe language

Region Burma, India
Ethnicity Mizo
Native speakers
20,000 (1994–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zyp
Glottolog zyph1238[2]

Zyphe (also Zophei, Zoptei, Vawngtu) is a Tibeto-Burman language originating in Thantlang township, Chin State, Burma, and also spoken in India. It is spoken by 17,000 Burmese and 3,000 Indians. There are 2 dialects, Lower Zyphe and Upper Zyphe.


  1. Zyphe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Zyphe". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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