Aizawl (Miz)

(Hin): ऐज़ौल aizaul ‘Rootstalk Field’  City/Capital/District, Mizoram. From Miz: ai/aidu, ‘(species of) rhizome’; and zawl, ‘plain’, ‘field’. A rhizome is an underground plant with creeping rootstalks: ginger and turmeric are examples. Aizawl was originally...

Mizoram (Miz)

Mizoram (Miz) ‘Land of the Highlanders’.  From Miz: mi, ‘person/people; zo, ‘hill’, ‘highland’ or zo, ‘cold’ ; and ram, ‘country’. Mizoram became a Union Territory in 1972 when it was separated from Assam. In 1987 it became the 23rd state of India. Mizoram is India’s...

Seven Sisters – North East Region (NER)

The ‘Seven Sisters’ are a family of seven states on the North Eastern Region (NER) of India: Arunachal Pradesh (ArP), Assam (Asm), Manipur (Man), Meghalaya (Meg), Mizoram (Miz), Nagaland (Nag), Tripura (Tri). Sikkim is usually included as a brother state....