Indigenous Group Meithei (Also known as: Kathe, Kathi, Manipuris, Meitei, Meiteilon, Ponna).
Location India, Assam, Manipur, Cachar, Karimganji, Nagaland, Tripura, North Tripura districts, West Tripura districts, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
Estimated Population 1,240,000 (1997, SIL International)
Environment Highland / Valley
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Fishing / Handicraft Sales / Commerce
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Meitei
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Meitei
Alternate names: Meithei, Meithe, Mithe, Mitei, Meiteilon, Meiteiron, Manipuri, Menipuri, Kathe, Kathi, Ponna
Dialects: Meitei, Loi (Chakpa), Pangal (Manipuri Muslim)
Website URLs Ethnologue: Meitei, A Language of India
People of Manipur
Meiteis in India
NGOs Voluntary for Backwards Classes Development Project
Agency for Integrated Development Association