Meitei people

ethnic group of India
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The Meitei people, or Manipuri people,[9] are the predominant ethnic group of the Indian state of Manipur.[10] There are significant Meitei speaking population in Assam, Tripura, Myanmar and Bangladesh.[11][12][13]

Meitei people
Meitei Hindu Bride Attire.jpg
Total population
1,800,000+ (2011)
Regions with significant populations
 India1,760,913[1]
          Manipur1,522,132[2]
          Assam168,127[3]
          Tripura23,779[4]
          Nagaland9,511[5]
          Meghalaya4,451[6]
          Arunachal Pradesh2,835[7]
          Mizoram2,242[8]
 Myanmar25,000
 Bangladesh15,000
Languages
Meitei lon
Religion
Hinduism, Sanamahism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Nagas, Kukis, Zomis, Bamar, Shan

Regarding religious groups, there are Meitei Hindus, Sanamahists, Meitei Christians, Meitei Muslims and Meitei Buddhists.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Languages Specified in the Eight Schedule (Scheduled Languages)" (PDF). census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020. Listed as Manipuri in the 2011 Indian census
  2. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Manipur". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Assam". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Tripura". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Nagaland". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  6. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Meghalaya". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  7. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Arunachal Pradesh". census.gov.in. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  8. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Mizoram". census.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  9. Samson, Kamei (2019). "Theorising Social Fear in the Context of Collective Actions in Manipur". Journal of Northeast Indian Cultures. 4 (2): 12–43. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
    P.20: "historically, academically and conventionally Manipuri prominently refers to the Meetei people."
    P.24: "For the Meeteis, Manipuris comprise Meeteis, Lois, Kukis, Nagas and Pangal."
  10. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Meitei
  11. https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13513/IN
  12. https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mni
  13. https://www.telegraphindia.com/north-east/myanmar-meiteis-in-search-of-roots/cid/586856