Siaha, Palaephatus, Talk:Elephant/Archive1Siaha is the Headquarters of Mara Autonomous District Council, one of the three autonomous district councils within India's north-eastern state of Mizoram. It is located in the South Central part of the state. The word 'Siaha' in the local Mara language is 'Sia' for Masia which means elephant and 'ha' meaning tooth - An elephant tooth. It was a place where a large amount of elephant teeth were found. Though the local people name the town as Siaha, majority Mizos called it by the name 'Saiha', which is purely a translated term in Lushai language.
It is also a commercial hub for Mara people and even neighbouring Myanmarese. Its population is about 25,000 mainly composed of Mara people, and with a substantial number of other Mizos.