Mizoram PopulationMizoram is the north-eastern state in India, borders Assam and Manipur to the north, Tripura and Bangladesh to the west, Myanmar to the east and south. Mizoram's 95% of the population is of tribal origins, "Mizo" is the name of native tribes, Mizoram means "land of the Mizos". Among the most prominent tribes of the Mizo's are the Kuki, Pawi, and Lakher. During British rule, Mizoram was part of Assam province and known as Lushai hills district. Mizoram population in 2020 is estimated to be 1.2 Million (12 Lakhs), According to Unique Identification Aadhar India, updated dec 2019, by end of year 2019 the projected population is 1,222,134. Mizoram is the second least populous state in India after Sikkim. The total area is 21,087 sq km., ranks 24th in India and 90% of the state is forests, hills and valleys. Mizoram is known for its traditional dances such as Cheraw, Khullam, Chheihlam and Chai.
Image Source: Mizoram population celebrating Chapchar Kut, a most joyful festival of the Mizos
Mizoram Population by Religion
Mizoram is home of many diverse tribes. In 19th century, Britishers began to work in the Mizo hilly areas converting the majority of the population to Christian. Currently 87% are Christians, followed by Buddhists with 8.5%, Hindu with 2.7%.
The Palak lake is the biggest in Mizoram state covering 30 hectares, lakes are called dils in Mizoram, hence Palak lake is Palak Dil. The Palak Dil is situated within the Mara Autonomous district, which is a region inhabited by the Mara Tribe. The Maras are distinct from the majority Mizos in Manipur and Mara language, which is a Kuki-Chin language is spoken by Mara people, mostly Tlosai tribe living in 30 villages of southern Mizoram in Saiha district which is in Indo-Burma border. Mara population is 56,574 in 2011 census.
Languages spoken in Mizoram
Mizo and English are Official languages. Mizo are Tibeto-Burman peoples, Mizo is closely related Tibeto-Burman language or dialect. Chakma is Indo-Aryan language. 73% of the Mizoram population speak Mizo, followed by Bengali with 9%. 41,876 are Lakher speakers, 28,624 are Pawi speakers, and Hmar language belongs to the Kukish branch are 17,981 people.
Below table illustrates the disable population of Mizoram state.
|Type of disability||Total Persons||Cultivators||Agriculture labor||HHI||Other workers|
|Total disabled population||5,499||3,223||571||85||1,620|
Mizoram is the leading producer of Bamboo in India and state is dependent on Agriculture. Main agricultural products are Oranges, maize, paddy, sugarcane, tobacco and fruits like passion fruit, banana, pineapple, grapes and papaya. There are popular crafts by tribes in Mizoram are amber bead necklace, Shawls and bamboo work crafts.
District wise population in Mizoram
Mizoram was formed with 3 districts from Assam state initially with Aizawl, Lunglei and Chhimtuipui, later five more districts were carved from 3 districts making a total of 8 districts. In 2019, Manipur Government had ordered 3 more districts carving from
Hnahthial, from Lunglei district
Khawzawl, from Champhai district
Saitual, from Aizawl district and Champhai district.
Below is the Mizoram district wise population as per Census 2011 and 2020 projection.