Meitei language

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Meetei
Manipuri, Meithei, Meetei
ꯃꯤꯇꯩꯂꯣꯟ
Meitei language.jpg
RegionNortheast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar
EthnicityMeetei
Native speakers
1.25 million (2010)[1] to 1.5 million (2001 census)[2]
Bengali alphabet (current)
Latin alphabet (to a lesser extent)
Meetei alphabet (historical)[3]
Official status
Official language in
(Manipur)
Language codes
ISO 639-2mni
ISO 639-3Either:
mni – Meetei
omp – Old Manipuri
omp Old Manipuri
Glottologmani1292[4]

Meetei (also known as Manipuri) is the main language spoken in Manipur.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Moseley, C. (Editor) (2010). Atlas of the world's languages in danger (3rd ed). Paris: UNESCO Publishing.
  2. Meetei at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Old Manipuri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. A Manipuri Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book - 1888 Assam Secretariat Press
  4. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Manipuri". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. 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.