The Lushei people are usually described as "short, sturdy and heavy people of Mongolian type." The average height of men was usually between 162 cm and 170 cm. The average women's height ranged from 140 cm to 160 cm. Their skin complexion varied between dark brown to light yellow.
The Lushei tribe speaks the Mizo language, originally referred to as Lushei or Lushai. Many of the smaller tribes communicate amongst each other through their own language but usually speak Mizo with outsiders or in public.