Mizoram FAQs

History of Mizoram

After India’s independence from the British Empire in 1947, the country became the Lushai Hills district under the rule of Assam. In 1972, the district was declared a Union Territory and given a more culturally inclusive name, Mizoram. Finally, in 1986, Mizoram became a full-fledged state of India.

What is the old name of Mizoram?

Ans : Mizo Hills District

Mizoram (“Land of the Mizos”) was known as the Lushai Hills District of Assam before it was renamed the Mizo Hills District in 1954. In 1972 it became a centrally administered union territory under the name of Mizoram, and in 1987 it achieved statehood.


When was Mizoram created?

Ans.: 21 January 1972


Why was it named Mizoram?

Mizoram is one of the northeastern states of India with Aizawl as its capital. The name derives from Mi (people), Zo (belonging to the Mizoram/Lushai Hills people) and Ram (land) and thus means “land of the mountain people”.


Where did Mizo came from?

The Mizos may have come from Shinlung or Chhinlungsan on the banks of the Yalung River in China. Settling first in the Shan state, they moved to Khampat in the mid-16th century and then to the Chin Hills in the Kabaw Valley.


What is special about Mizoram?

Known for its evergreen hills and dense bamboo jungles, Mizoram is situated in the southern tip of northeastern India. Also known as the land of the blue mountains, the hills are crisscrossed by raging rivers and towering glittering waterfalls.


Who was the first king of Mizoram?

Thlapa, the eldest son of Ngaihte, whose son was Lamhlir and grandson was Seipui/Lusei.


What language is spoken in Mizoram?

Ans : Mizo


Which is famous crop in Mizoram?

Ans.: About 60 percent of the people of the Mizoram engaged in agricultural activities. The Jhum is the main pattern of cultivation. Maize, rice are the main food crops. Cash crops are sugarcane, tapioca, ginger and cotton

What is the state tree of Mizoram?

State Tree: Nagkesar (Hindi). Botanical Name Botanical Name: Mesua ferrea L. Family: Clusiaceae.


What is the word Mizo means?

Mizoram, the land of the Mizos, the term ‘Mizo’ means ‘people of highlands,’ i.e., the state itself.


What is the state fruit of Mizoram?

Ans.: State fruit of Mizoram Mango.


What is the festival of Mizoram?

Three famous festivals are celebrated in Mizoram: Chapchar Kut, Pawl Kut and Mim Kut. Mizoram’s three festivals revolve around agriculture and celebrate the arrival of spring with festivals and beautiful traditional dance performances.



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