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Meithei
Manipuri
মৈতৈলোন্ ꯃꯧꯇꯧꯂꯣꯟ
মৈতৈলোল্ ꯃꯤꯇꯧꯂꯣꯟ
Meitei language.jpg
Region Northeast Indie, Bangladesh, Burma
Ethnicity Meithei fowk
Native speakers 1.25 million (2010)[1] to 1.5 million  (2001 census)[2]
Leid faimlie
Sino-Tibetan
  • Meithei
Writin seestem Bengali alphabet (current)
Meithei Mayek alphabet (heestorical)[3]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in  Indie (Manipur)
Leid codes
ISO 639-2 mni
ISO 639-3 Either:
mni – Modern Meithei
omp – Old Manipuri
Linguist Leet omp Old Manipuri

Meithei (Meitei) /ˈmt/[4] or Manipuri /mænˈpʊəri/ is the predominant leid an lingua franca in the sootheastren Himalayan state o Manipur, in northeastren Indie.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Moseley, C. (Editor) (2010). Atlas of the world's languages in danger (3rd ed). Paris: UNESCO Publishing. 
  2. Modern Meithei 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. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh