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Saturday, 08 June, 2013

 

The People

Manipur is inhabited by three major ethnic groups  - the Meiteis including the Meitei Pangals (Meitei Muslims) in the valley, the Nagas and the Kuki-Chin tribes in the hills. Besides this, other communities from the other states of India have also settled in the State. 

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Manipuri Women

People are predominantly Mongoloid, and speak Tibeto-Burman languages. The Manipuri language which is the mother-tongue of the Meitei people is the lingua-franca of the State. English is the official language and also the language of doing business.

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