Meitei language

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Manipuri, Meithei, Meetei
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Region Northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar
Ethnicity Meitei
Native speakers 1.25 million (2010)[1] to 1.5 million  (2001 census)e18
Language family
  • Meitei
Writing system Bengali alphabet (current)
Latin alphabet (to a lesser extent)
Meitei alphabet (historical)[2]
Official status
Official language in (Manipur)
Language codes
ISO 639-2 mni
ISO 639-3 Either:
mni – Meitei
omp – Old Manipuri
Linguist List omp Old Manipuri

Meitei (also known as Manipuri) is the main language spoken in Manipur.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Moseley, C. (Editor) (2010). Atlas of the world's languages in danger (3rd ed). Paris: UNESCO Publishing. 
  2. A Manipuri Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book - 1888 Assam Secretariat Press
  3. Khongbantabam Naobi Devi, Ph,D. "Origin and Development of the Meitei Language" (PDF). Department of English, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, Tamilnadu. Retrieved 19 July 2017.