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Meitei language

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Manipuri, Meithei, Meetei, Kathe, Monipuriya, Mekhlee, Mogolu
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Native toManipur, Assam and Tripura
Region India,
EthnicityMeitei ethnicity
Era1445 BC - presente18
Language family
  • Tibeto-Burman
    • Indo-Mongolian
      • Meitei
Early forms:
Writing systemMeitei script,
Bengali alphabet and
Latin alphabet (to a lesser extent)
Official status
Official language in India[2][3][4]
Recognised minority language in Bangladesh
Language codes
ISO 639-2mni
ISO 639-3Either:
mni – Meetei
omp – Old Manipuri
Linguist Listomp Old Manipuri

Meitei (also known as Manipuri or Meetei) is the official language and the lingua franca of the Indian state of Manipur.[5] It is developed from the Ancient Meitei language. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.[2][4][3]

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