Sagol Kangjei

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"Sagol Kangjei" (Meitei: ꯁꯒꯣꯜ ꯀꯥꯡꯖꯩ, romanized: sa-gol kaang-jei, Old Manipuri: ꯁꯀꯣꯜ ꯀꯥꯡꯆꯩ, romanized: sa-kol kaang-chei, lit.'horse-hockey') is an ancient traditional form of the modern polo,[1][2][3] which was played in Ancient Manipur (Antique Kangleipak) since 3100 BC till present.[4][5][6][7] It was reproduced into a formal sports form by King Ningthou Kangba, of Ancient Manipur (Antique Kangleipak).[8] Manipuri horses are notably used in the game.[9][10][11][12][13]

A game of Sagol Kangjei (traditional polo) in Manipur, India

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The fact that Manipur is the birth place of polo is already supported by the Guinness World Records, by a declaration in the year 1991, as:

"Polo can be traced to origins in Manipur state c. 3100 BC, when it was played as Sagol Kangjei."

_Guinness World Records, 1991, page no. 706.[14]

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