Meitei language

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Meitei
Manipuri, Meithei, Meetei, Kathe, Monipuriya, Mekhlee, Mogolu
Meitei language.jpg
Native toManipur, Assam and Tripura
Region India,
 Bangladesh,
 Myanmar,
 Canada
EthnicityMeitei ethnicity
Era1445 BC - present[2]
Sino-Tibetan
  • Tibeto-Burman
    • Indo-Mongolian
      • Meitei
Early form
Dialects
Meitei script,
Bengali alphabet and
Latin alphabet (to a lesser extent)
Official status
Official language in
 India[3][4][5]
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-2mni
ISO 639-3Either:
mni – Meetei
omp – Old Manipuri
omp Old Manipuri
Glottologmani1292

Meitei (also known as Manipuri or Meetei) is the official language and the lingua franca of the Indian state of Manipur.[6] It is developed from the Ancient Meitei language. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.[3][5][4]

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  1. Moseley, C. (Editor) (2010). Atlas of the world's languages in danger (3rd ed). Paris: UNESCO Publishing.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. Meetei at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Old Manipuri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://e-pao.net/epPageExtractor.asp?src=MeiteiMayek.Manipuri_language_in_8th_Schedule_By_Jeet_Akoijam.html..
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://universalinstitutions.com/languages-added-in-the-8th-schedule-of-indian-constitution/
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://rajbhasha.gov.in/en/languages-included-eighth-schedule-indian-constitution
  6. Khongbantabam Naobi Devi, Ph,D. "Origin and Development of the Meetei Language" (PDF). Department of English, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, Tamilnadu. Retrieved 19 July 2017.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)