Chin Hills [chin]mountain range in NW Myanmar, along the Indian border: highest peak, c. 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
* * *Mountainous region, northwestern Myanmar (Burma).Extending along the Indian border, it forms the central part of an arc that stretches from the Arakan Mountains to the Patkai Range. The Chin Hills vary from 7,000 to 10,000 ft (2,000 to 3,000 m) high. They and the arc are part of the north-south-trending mountain belt of Southeast Asia, which has hindered east-west movement; the region was populated by the Chin peoples from the north. It is a frontier zone between Myanmar and Indian cultures.
* * *▪ mountains, Asiamountainous region in northwestern Myanmar (Burma), extending along the India border and forming the central and widest part of a mountain arc that stretches northward from the Arakan Mountains to the Patkai Range. They vary from 7,000 to 10,000 feet (2,100 to 3,000 metres) and reach a high point in Mount Victoria (10,150 feet [3,100 metres]). At the Myanmar-India frontier, the Chin Hills adjoin the Mizo Hills and the Manipur Hills of the Purvachal, or Eastern Highlands, of India. Demarcated by the Myittha River on the east and the headstreams of the Kaladan River on the west, the Chin Hills comprise a tangle of forested hill ranges that are broken by deep, narrow gorges, with humid valley bottoms and cooler ridges. Above 3,000 feet (900 metres), the tropical forest gives way to oak and pine and, above 7,000 feet (2,100 metres), to rhododendron. Shifting agriculture is practiced on the hillside woods in which the population is concentrated. Clearings are abandoned after two or three years of cultivation; they are quickly overgrown with a tangle of bamboo. Jowar millet is the main crop. Corn (maize) is grown in the north, and in the south rice is grown on lower slopes that are terraced with felled timber.The arc of the Arakan Mountains, Chin Hills, and the Patkai Range exemplifies the north-south trend line of Indochina, which has hindered east-west movement and facilitated the populating of the region by Asian peoples from the north. The Chin speak Tibeto-Burman languages. The Chin Hills form a frontier zone between Myanmar and Indian cultures.
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