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Ziona’s upbringing wasn’t exactly what we’d consider “normal.” He was born in Baktawng to a religious family. In fact, his father founded his own Christian sub-faith known locally as “Chana Pawl.” Originally the faith was called Khuangtuaha Pawl because Ziona’s father had named it after himself, but it appears to have been too much of a mouthful for his followers and the contraction “Chana” quickly became standard usage everywhere.

Khuangthuaha was from the Hmawangkawn village nearby, but he and his followers had been forcibly evicted by the village headman who felt his new faith was dangerous to others.