34,100 (2001 census).
Assam, North Cachar district, upper Barak valley; Manipur, Tamenglong district; Nagaland, Kohima district, Jhaluke, Paren, Medzephima blocks.
Used strongly for oral communication but not much in written form. Home, village, church. Positive attitudes. Also use a dialect of Hindi [hin].
Ethnonym: Zeliang, with both Liangmai or Zeliangrong, including Rongmei. A Scheduled Tribe. Christian, Hindu.