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Total population
42,000 (India)[1][2]
Regions with significant populations
Northeast India, Myanmar (Burma)
Vaiphei language
Related ethnic groups
Kuki  · Chin  · Kuki  · Hmar  · Mizo  · Simte  · Gangte  · Zou  · Paite.Ranglong

The Vaiphei people are an ethnic group who live in the North-East Indian state of Manipur and in the Chin State of Myanmar.[3] They share cultural similarities with other tribes in the region like Paite, Thadou, Simte, Hmar,Zou people , Gangte and Kom (collectively known as the Kuki-Zo people).


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  2. ^ "Distribution of the 100 non-scheduled languages". Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ *Pau, Pum Khan (2019), Indo-Burma Frontier and the Making of the Chin Hills: Empire and Resistance, Taylor & Francis, p. 15, ISBN 9781000507454