^ The Peoples
establishing his colonies. He had already instilled, at the Court of Thibaw, a substantial fear.
Of the Chin who lie upon the mountains which separate the true Burma from Aracan and Assam there are two great divisionsathe Northern and the Southern. Of these the Southern Chin, living as they do upon the narrowest portion of their country, are of the least consequence. They have yielded most to the pressure of the Burmese races on each side
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of them, and they are a sparse and disorganised people. Their tribes lap over into the subsidiary valleys which lie between the Irrawaddy and the main spine of the Aracan Yoma. The Northern Chin have a wider territory, known administratively as " The Chin Hills." It consists of a much broken and contorted mass of mountains, intersected by deep valleys, and it is utterly devoid of plains and tablelands. The Northern Chin have a strong tribal organisation, and time has developed in each of their tribes a separate idiosyncrasy. The