Dai or Daai (Yindu) is Dai ethnic tribe of Chin, Myanmar. the Burmese used to call Dai as Yindu Chin because of their wearing styles. Especially the Dai lady used to wear their clothes from the breast to knee. So Yindu is the Burmese speaking. Actually the Dai people are Daai (the mother tongue of Daai speaking). they live in ranges of mountain in Chin state, Myanmar. the people are popular for decorating of face tattoos. along with it, the friendly mind of the people such as peaceful, independent and loving is very famous among sub-Chin tribes of Myanmar.Dai is also known as one of 53 tribes of Chin and of 135 tribes of Myanmar.
Dai or Daai people are from southern Chin state, Myanmar, formerly Burma. the Dai-Chin is one of the 32 Chin tribes, which have been registered by the Government of Burma since 1890. the recent Military Regime’s census mentions the Dai tribe as the 62nd of 135 tribes of Burma. Researchers sometimes refer to them as Dai or Yindu in the ethnic survey book of Burma. the word Yindu, meaning from chest to knee, derives from our Dai dress code, the length of which stretches from chest to knee. the origin of Dai-Chin appears to be from Mongoloid stock, Indo-Chinese descent, and Tibeto-Burman family as the other Chin tribes do. Researchers and historians often confuse the name Dai with Tai. there are 52 ethnic groups in China and one of them is Tai (sometimes written as Dai). Their home is Yunnan province. the Dai-Chin and the Tai-Shan are two different people groups. the Dai people live in Mindat, Paletwa, Matupi and Kanpetlet townships of the Southern Chin State, Burma. there are more than 180 Dai villages with a total population of somewhere between 60000 and 90000. the population makes the Dai-Chin as the majority tribe in the Southern Chin Hills.
The Dai land was an Independent country until the expedition in 1890 and annexation in 1897 by the British colonial. they have their own traditional cultures and societies. they also have slightly different mother tongues among each small ethnic tribe. they are using their own languages. Their ethnic tribes symbol is khuum ( rocket tail drongo). along with it ling leih ( Bulbophyllum refractum, one of orchid species) is their royal flower. Traditionally Dai women are beautifully decorated by face tattoos. Guuk Booi is the main dish of Daai people. the 99% of Dai people are Christians. they live in the mountain ranges of their own Dai land, Chin state, Myanmar. the alternative names are Daai, Dai, Yindu Chin (by Burmese language).
Dai Land is a part of Southern Chin State of Myanmar which is located on the mainland of South East Asia. it is bound by China to the north and northeast, Laos to the east, Thailand to the east and southeast, India to the northwest, Bangladesh to the west and the Andaman Sea to the south. the country is divided into four topographical zones. (1.) the Eastern Shan Plateau which is a highland region that merges with the Dawna and Tenasserim Yoma Ranges. (2.) the central belt zone which covers the valleys of the Irrawaddy, Chindwin and Sittang Rivers as well as a mountainous region in the north and a low lying delta to the south. (3.) the western mountain zone, also known as the Arakan Mountains, which is a series of ridges that start in the northern mountain area and extend to the southwestern corner. (4.) the Arakan coastal zone which is a narrow alluvial strip lying between the Arakan Mountains and the Bay of Bengal.