Meitei people

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For the predominant language of Kangleipak State or Manipur, see Meithei language.
Meitei people
Languages
Meithei language
Religion
Hinduism, Christianity

The Meithei people are an ethnic group of Manipur, one of the states of Northeast India.

Language[edit]

The Meitei people speak the Meithei language, a Tibeto-Burman language. Meiteis state that the ancestor of one of their clans manifested himself as Pakhangba, a mythical dragon.[1][page needed][need quotation to verify]

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.