The "land of the Chins," a term used by members of that ethnic nationality to refer to their homeland, located in the mountainous border area between western Burma, northeastern India, and eastern Bangladesh. It includes Chin State ("East Chinram"), Mizoram State in India ("West Chinram"), and upland areas east of the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Some writers (e.g., Lian Sakhong in In Search of Chin Identity) also use Chinram to refer to the ancient homeland of the Chins in the valley of the Chindwin (Chindwinn) River, Chindwin meaning, in the Burmese (Myanmar) language, "hole [cave] of the Chins."

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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