Mizos are of Mongoloid origin, speaking a dialect of Tibeto- Burman origin.
The Mizos came under the influence of the British missionaries in the 19th century and today the majority of the Mizos are Christians by faith.
The literacy rate is the second highest in the country.
The people are mostly non- vegetarian and their staple food is rice.
The Mizos are a close- knit society with no class distinction and discrimination on grounds of sex, status or religion. They are hospitable, sociable and love music, singing and dancing.
Mizos are agriculturists, practising what is known as “Jhum Cultivation” or slash- and- burn system of cultivation. They cut down the jungles, burn the dried trunks and leaves and then till the soil. All their activities revolve around this cultivation and their festivals are connected with such agricultural operations.