This web page, Global Sizang Village, is established on 1.1.2000 by the Global
Siyin Community, a non-political network of the Sizang people in the cyberspace,
with the aims of:-
- sharing information among themselves;
- to cooperate with their other Chin (Zomi) compatriots in their common endeavour
to transform their homeland, Chin State into an information society in
preparation to enter the new millennium;
- and to initiate new partnerships with the wider human community in the Global Village.
THE SIZANG PEOPLE
The Sizang people are mainly the descendents of Pu Suantak and related clans, and
their adopted sons and daughters. The Sizang valley is situated in the present
day Chin State, Burma, founded by the descendents of the Pu Suantak, when they
moved away from their original home in Ciimnuai with other Zo (Chin) people such
as the Sukte, Thado, Zou, and other related clans.
The descendents of Pu Suantak are to be found almost every where in the northern
Chin State in Burma and in Lamka District of Manipur State and Mizoram in India.
In Mizoram we find many of Boklua's descendents such as the Sailo, Zadenga,
Paliana, Thanluaha, Thangura, Rivunga, and Rokhuma. Boklua himself, also known as
Sizanga, was one of the descendents of Pu Suantak. Boklua's father, Ngengu (Nenu)
who the founder of Lophei village in Sizang valley of Chin State. Prominent among
the descendents of Pu Suantak in Mizoram and Manipur are the Sailo as they were
the rulers of Mizoram until the British departure.
From their original homeland, Sizang valley, the Vaiphei wandered across the
Tedim - Tonzang area and finally settled in Saikal area of present day Mizoram
and Lamka district and other districts of Manipur. At present the Vaiphei are
over thirty thousand in population, outnumbering their brothers who remained in
Sizang Valley. The Vaiphei are proud to be a member of the Sizang tribe and they
have maintain high profiles wherever they are.
There are other descendents of the Suantak clan such as Zamang, who are found
today in Sizang valley as well as in the Gungal and Heilei areas.
In literature one come across the name Siyin because the British colonial
officers employed Burmese people, who have social intercourse with the Sizang in
the olden days, as interpreters and the word Sizang was corrupted by these
interpreters into Siyin. Hence, the British adopted the name Siyin for the Sizang.
WELCOME TO THE GOBAL SIZANG VILLAGE
The Villagers of the GSV heartily welcome all visitors to their cyber village
and any kind of advice, comment or criticism from friends in the global community
(By.Salai Kipp Ko Lian)