Meitei people

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For the predominant language of Manipur, see Meithei language.
Meithei people
Total population
2 million–3 million[1]
Languages
Meithei
Religion
Sanamahism , Hinduism & Christianity

The Meithei people or Meeteis form the majority ethnic group of Manipur, one of the northeastern states of India.

Language[edit]

The Meithei people speak Meithei, a Sino-Tibetan language. Among the Meitheis the ancestor of one of their clans manifested himself as Pakhangba, a mythical dragon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 Census
  2. ^ 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.

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