Definition of Mizo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːzəʊ/

noun (plural same or Mizos)

1A member of a people inhabiting Mizoram.
Example sentences
  • As a result Manipuris, Nagas and Mizos are often asked if they are Chinese, Japanese or from some other Southeast Asian country.
  • And after Welsh missionaries arrived in the area in 1894, nearly all Bnei Menashes, Kukis and Mizos were converted from their animistic beliefs to Christianity.
  • Nagas and Mizos have fought protracted guerrilla wars against the government to prevent their ethnic identities and their interests from being submerged in an India of ‘principal languages’.
2 [mass noun] The Tibeto-Burman language of the Mizo, with about 340,000 speakers. Also called Lushai.


Relating to the Mizo or their language.
Example sentences
  • And as a member of the Sahitya Akademi General Council, he has been doing his bit to promote Mizo language and culture in the Capital.
  • Few know that 500-odd students and several government officials and families from Mizoram live in this city, and fewer still know anything about Mizo culture.
  • She says that women are fighting hard for equality within the church, but it is an uphill task being pitched against the patriarchal forces of Mizo society.


The name in Mizo, literally 'highlander', from mi- 'person' + zo 'hill'.

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