Ancient Meitei language

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Ancient Meitei
Old Manipuri
ꯃꯩꯇꯩꯂꯣꯟ
Meithei manuscript, a Indian language.jpg
RegionAncient Manipur
EthnicityMeitei ethnicity
EraAncient Manipur[1]
Sino-Tibetan
  • Ancient Meitei
Meitei script[2]
Official status
Official language in
Ancient Manipur
Language codes
ISO 639-3omp
omp Old Manipuri

Ancient Meitei or Old Manipuri was the early form of the present day Meitei language (Manipuri language) and was the national language of Ancient Manipur.[3][4][5] The language is as old as the reign of Emperor "Tangja Leela Pakhangba" in Ancient Manipur, right from 1445 BC,[6][7] and was spoken upto the beginning of the Medieval Manipur.[7]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

  1. Puya (Meitei texts)
  2. List of Puyas

References[change | change source]

  1. Ancient Meitei at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Old Manipuri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Primrose, Arthur John (1888). A Manipuri Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book: To which are Added Some Manipuri Proverbs and Specimens of Manipuri Correspondence. Assam Secretariat Press. p. 1.
  3. http://www.language-archives.org/language/omp
  4. https://iso639-3.sil.org/code/omp
  5. http://multitree.org/codes/omp
  6. https://themanipurpage.tripod.com/history/meiteikings.html
  7. 7.0 7.1 KanglaOnline. "Manipuri is a classical language | KanglaOnline". Retrieved 2021-04-19.
General references