Meitei folklore

folklore of Meitei people
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Meitei folklore or Manipuri folklore refers to the folklore of the Meitei people, the Manipuri language speaking ethnicity, consisting of the folktales and mythology, developed, retold and preserved through several generations.[1][2][3]

A scene from the Khamba Thoibi epic legends of Ancient Moirang.


  • Story of a child turning into a pumpkin.[4]
  • The Story of Hiyangthau.[5]
  • The Story of the fox and the jackal.[6]
  • The Demon Queen.[7]
  • The legend of Henjunaha.[8][9][10]
  • The Story of a foolish younger brother.[11]


  1. "Folklore genres of Meetei community by Manganleibi Loktongbam".
  2. Caesar, Thounaojam; Sanasam, Reena (2018). "The Oral Folk Literature of the Ancient Meiteis of Manipur: An Analysis of its Cultural Significance". Space and Culture, India. 6: 29–37. doi:10.20896/saci.v6i1.307. S2CID 64923994.
  3. "Folk Tales".
  4. "Angangdagi Mairen Onba Child Who Turned into a Pumpkin Folktale by James Oinam".
  5. "Hiyangthau Folktale by James Oinam".
  6. "Lamhui amashung Keishal the Fox and the Jackal Folktale by James Oinam".
  7. "Rani Hingchabi the Demon Queen Folktale by James Oinam".
  8. "Henjunaha Part 3 Folktale by James Oinam".
  9. "Henjunaha Part 2 Folktale by James Oinam".
  10. "Henjunaha Part 1 Folktale by James Oinam".
  11. "Apangba Manao Foolish Younger Brother Folktale by James Oinam".