Ancient Meitei language

Ancient Sino-Tibetan language

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]

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


Related pagesEdit

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


  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. "OLAC resources in and about the Old Manipuri language".
  4. "Omp | ISO 639-3".
  6. "Meitei Kings".
  7. 7.0 7.1 KanglaOnline. "Manipuri is a classical language | KanglaOnline". Retrieved 2021-04-19.
General references