Zeme language

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Zeme
Zeliang
Region Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura
Ethnicity Zeliangrong (Zeme Naga, Liangmai Naga, Rongmei Naga)
Native speakers
130,000  (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
nzm – Zeme
nbu – Rongmai
njn – Liangmai (Kwoireng)
nkd – Kwoireng (Koireng)

Zeme is a Tibeto-Burman language of India spoken by the mostly from the Northeast India. It is part of a dialect continuum that includes Rongmei and Liangmei.

Van Driem (2011) lists the varieties, from south to north, as:

Mzieme, Khoirao, Maram, Puiron, Zeme (AKA Empeo Naga, Kacha Naga, Kochu Naga), Nruanghmei (AKA Rongmai, Kabui), Liangmai (AKA Kwoireng)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zeme at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Rongmai at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Liangmai (Kwoireng) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Kwoireng (Koireng) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)