Tawr language

Tawr Chin
Laamtuk Thet
Region Burma
Native speakers
700 (1996)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tcp
Glottolog tawr1235[2]

Tawr (Tawn Chin), or Laamtuk Thet, is a Kuki-Chin language spoken in two villages of Hakha Township, Chin State, Burma.

VanBik (2009:48) proposes the name Laamtuk Thet (from the speakers' autonym Thet), and notes that Thawr is in fact a derogatory exonym that means ‘dirty’ or ‘sour’ in Hakha. It is spoken in Laamtuk and Ruavaan villages, located about 60 miles southeast of Hakha town (VanBik 2009:48).


  1. Tawr at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tawr Chin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • VanBik, Kenneth. 2009. Proto-Kuki-Chin: A Reconstructed Ancestor of the Kuki-Chin Languages. STEDT Monograph 8. ISBN 0-944613-47-0.

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