Meitei people

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For the predominant language of Kangleipak or Manipur, see Meetei language.
Meetei people
Languages
Meetei language
Religion
Sanamahism , Hinduism & Christianity

The Meetei people (sometimes spelled Meetei or Meitei) are an ethnic group of Kangleipak (Manipur), one of the northeastern states of India.

Language[edit]

The Meetei people speak Meeteilol, a Sino-Tibetan language. Among the Meetei's the ancestor of one of their clans manifested himself as Pakhangba, a mythical dragon.[1][page needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hastings Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Volume 11

Further reading[edit]

  • Kshetrimayum, Otojit. (2014). Ritual, Politics and Power in North East India: Contexualising the Lai Haraoba of Manipur. New Delhi: Ruby Press & Co.
  • Singh, Saikhom Gopal. (2014). The Meeteis of Manipur: A Study in Human Geography. New Delhi: Ruby Press & Co.
  • Singh, Saikhom Gopal. (2014). Population Geography of Manipur. New Delhi: Ruby Press & Co.