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A Maichou is a high priest in Sanamahism (Meitei religion).[1] The term "maichou" is the product of the fusion of two Meitei language words, maiba meaning priest and achouba meaning chief or great.[1] They are regarded as the philosophers,[2][3] shamans[4] and scholars.[5][6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Surajit Sinha; Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (1987). Tribal Polities and State Systems in Pre-colonial Eastern and North Eastern India. Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. ISBN 978-81-7074-014-8.
  2. Lisam, Khomdan Singh (2011). Encyclopaedia Of Manipur (3 Vol. Gyan Publishing House. p. 578. ISBN 978-81-7835-864-2.
  3. Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1993). Folk Culture of Manipur. Manas Publications. ISBN 978-81-7049-063-0.
  4. Mariko Namba Walter; Eva Jane Neumann Fridman (2004). Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 765. ISBN 978-1-57607-645-3.
  5. Brara, N. Vijaylakshmi (1998). Politics, Society, and Cosmology in India's North East. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-564331-2.
  6. Dr. Yumlembam Gopi Devi. Glimpses of Manipuri Culture. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-359-72919-7.
  7. Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1998). Recent Researches in Oriental Indological Studies: Including Meiteilogy. Parimal Publications.