Meitei people

ethnic group of India

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
Total population
1,800,000+ (2011)
Regions with significant populations
          Arunachal Pradesh2,835[7]
Meitei lon
Hinduism, Sanamahism
Related ethnic groups
Nagas, Kukis, Zomis, Bamar, Shan

Regarding religious groups, there are Meitei Hindus, Sanamahists


  1. "Languages Specified in the Eight Schedule (Scheduled Languages)" (PDF). Retrieved 29 September 2020. Listed as Manipuri in the 2011 Indian census
  2. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Manipur". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Assam". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Tripura". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Nagaland". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  6. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Meghalaya". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  7. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Arunachal Pradesh". Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  8. "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Mizoram". 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. "Meitei | people | Britannica".
  11. "Meitei in India".
  12. "Meitei".
  13. "Myanmar Meiteis in search of roots".