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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]
Sino-Tibetan
  • Meithei
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
omp Old Manipuri
Glottolog mani1292[4]

Meithei (Meitei) /ˈmt/[5] 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. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Manipuri". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  5. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh