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English to Manipuri & Manipuri to English Dictionary

Manipuri Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that translates words from English to Manipuri {english to meithei} or Manipuri to English. It is a part of Language Networking, a social and educational initiative by KHANDBAHALE.COM, and is free and open to all for non-commercial use. It is recognised as an accurate and authentic language resource by scholars and experts and can also be downloaded as software and apps for multiple devices for online and offline use.

About the Manipuri Language

Manipuri মৈতৈলোন্ is the predominant language and lingua franca in the southeastern Himalayan state of Manipur, in northeastern India. It is the official language in government offices. It is a member of the Sino-Tibetan language family and is closely related to other languages spoken in the region such as Meithei and Bishnupriya. Meithei is also spoken in the Indian states of Assam and Tripura, and in Bangladesh and Burma (now Myanmar). Manipuri has a rich literary tradition, with the earliest known work being the "Kirtana Ghosha" written in the 18th century. It has produced many poets and authors, including Hijam Anganghal, who is considered to be one of the greatest poets in the language. Manipuri script is called "Meetei Mayek" script, it has a complex writing system that has undergone several changes throughout its history, and it is considered to be one of the most challenging scripts to learn among the Sino-Tibetan languages. Despite its rich history, Manipuri has faced challenges in recent years with the rise of English and other languages. This has led to a decline in the use of Manipuri, particularly among the youth. However, there are efforts to preserve and promote the language, such as the inclusion of Manipuri in the curriculum of schools and the establishment of Manipuri-language radio and television programs. In recent years, the use of technology has also helped to promote the language, with the internet and social media providing a platform for Manipuri speakers to connect and share information. Manipuri is a rich and unique language with a long history and a rich literary tradition. Despite facing challenges, there are efforts to preserve and promote the language, and with the help of technology, it is possible for the language to continue to thrive in the future.

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Spoken In : Northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma

Native Speakers: 1.5 million (2000)

Language family: Sino-Tibetan > (Tibeto-Burman) > Kukish ? > Meithei

Writing system: Bengali alphabet (current) Meitei Mayek alphabet

Official language in: Manipur, India

Language codes: mni (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3)

Meithei is a Tibeto-Burman language whose exact classification remains unclear, though it shows lexical resemblances to Kuki and Tangkhul Naga

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