Total population
3,585 approx,[1] Manipur
Chothe language
Related ethnic groups
Other Chin-Kuki-Mizo people

The Chothe tribe is one of the oldest tribes found in the state of Manipur, India. Some historians and anthropologists have erroneously recorded the Chothe as the Purum of India. Some Chothe are called Chawhte in Mizoram and they are part of Mizo in Mizoram. Chothe tribe are Old-Kukis. They are listed as a Scheduled Tribe, in accordance with The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976 Indian Constitution.[2][3] They belong to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo people .

Chothe Tribal Girl
Chothe Tribal Girl


According to the 2011 census, the population of the Chothe tribe in Manipur was 3,585.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2011". MHA, Govt of India.
  2. ^ "1THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED TRIBES)". Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)