Total population
170,800 (2011 Census)
Regions with significant populations
Northeast India
Rongmei language
Christianity (majority), Poupei Chapriak, Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak
Related ethnic groups
Meitei people, Zeme, Liangmai, other Naga peoples

The Rongmei people, also known as the Rongmei Naga, are a Tibeto-Burmese indigenous ethnic group of Northeast India.

Some historians and anthropologists have earlier recorded them as Kabui along with Inpui. They are recognised as Scheduled Tribes (STs) by the Constitution of India.[1] They celebrate festivals like Gaan Ngai, Rih Ngai, Tun Ngai, Guh Dui Ngai, Matui Ngai, etc.[2]

Eventually, under the leadership of Haipou Jadonang[3] and his successor Rani Gaidinliu,[4] the Rongmei rebelled against British rule in the 1930s. This rebellion gave momentum to and garnered support for the vision of Naga Raj.


Rongmei Baptist Churches Council

Rongmei Baptist Churches Council (RBCC), formally known as Rongmei Naga Baptist Association (RNBA)[5] is the parent body of Rongmei churches of Manipur and Assam in North East India.[6] There are more than 200 churches which are affiliated with Rongmei Baptist Churches Council.[7]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes): Order, 1950". Ministry of Law and Justice (India).
  2. ^ "Significance of Gaan Ngai". Eastern Mirror. Eastern Mirror. Retrieved 25 July 2023.
  3. ^ G. K. Ghosh (1 January 1992). Tribals and Their Culture in Assam, Meghalaya, and Mizoram. Ashish Publishing House. ISBN 978-81-7024-455-4. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  4. ^ Kusumlata Nayyar (2002). Rani Gaidinliu. Ocean Books. ISBN 978-81-88322-09-1. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  5. ^ "RNBA renamed RBCC during MBC general assembly". Imphal Free Press. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Rongmei Naga Baptist Association (RNBA), Imphal | Azim Premji Foundation". Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  7. ^ "7th Youth Conference of RNBA from Jan 15 : 11th jan19 ~ E-Pao! Headlines". Retrieved 20 August 2022.