Haoreima

A tribal Goddess in Meitei Manipuri mythology
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"Haoreima" (Meitei: ꯍꯥꯎꯔꯩꯃ), also spelled as "Haoleima" (Meitei: ꯍꯥꯎꯂꯩꯃ) (literally, "tribal lady"[1]) is a common term used to refer to a tribal woman, carrying a traditional elongated basket ("sam" or "sham"),[1] for which the term "Sampubi" or "Shampubi" is often suffixed.[1]

There are many figures having the name in the history, mythology and folklore of Ancient Manipur.

Haoreima Tamheibee was the daughter of Atom Nongyai Thingkol Hanba, the king of the Khuman dynasty.[2] She was married to Meidingu Kainou Irengba (984 AD-1074 AD),[3] a Meitei king, after which she came to be known as "Meitei Leima" ("Meitei Queen").[4]

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  • "Haoreima Sampubi", by Ibemhal, Thounaujam Chanu, published in Imphal, 2000.[5][6]

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