Meitei people

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Meitei people
Meitei Hindu Bride Attire.jpg
Total population
1,800,000+ (2011)
Regions with significant populations
 India1,760,913[1]
          Manipur1,522,132[2]
          Assam168,127[3]
          Tripura23,779[4]
          Nagaland9,511[5]
          Meghalaya4,451[6]
          Arunachal Pradesh2,835[7]
          Mizoram2,242[8]
 Myanmar25,000
 Bangladesh15,000
Languages
Meitei lon
Religion
Hinduism, Sanamahism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Nagas, Kukis, Zomis, Bamar, Shan

The Meitei people, or Manipuri people,[9] are the predominant ethnic group of the Indian state of Manipur.[10] There are significant Meitei speaking population in Assam, Tripura, Myanmar and Bangladesh.[11][12][13]

Regarding religious groups, there are Meitei Hindus, Sanamahists, Meitei Christians, Meitei Muslims and Meitei Buddhists.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Languages Specified in the Eight Schedule (Scheduled Languages)" (PDF). census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020. Listed as Manipuri in the 2011 Indian census
  2. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Manipur". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Assam". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Tripura". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Nagaland". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  6. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Meghalaya". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  7. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Arunachal Pradesh". census.gov.in. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  8. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Mizoram". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  9. Samson, Kamei (2019). "Theorising Social Fear in the Context of Collective Actions in Manipur". Journal of Northeast Indian Cultures. 4 (2): 12–43. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
    P.20: "historically, academically and conventionally Manipuri prominently refers to the Meetei people."
    P.24: "For the Meeteis, Manipuris comprise Meeteis, Lois, Kukis, Nagas and Pangal."
  10. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Meitei
  11. https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13513/IN
  12. https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mni
  13. https://www.telegraphindia.com/north-east/myanmar-meiteis-in-search-of-roots/cid/586856