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Translation: Hello! Welcome to the Modern Meitei language wikibook! Here you will learn to speak Manipuri!
Welcome to the Modern Meitei WikiBook! This book is aimed at teaching from absolute beginners to advanced. It is a work in progress, please consider helping the project by contributing.
Note: This book is for Modern Meitei, for Ancient Meitei, click here, for Classical Meitei, click here.
Meitei (ꯃꯩꯇꯩꯂꯣꯟ), officially known as Manipuri (ꯃꯅꯤꯄꯨꯔꯤ), is the official language of both Manipur and Assam states. Besides, it is one of the 22 official languages of the Republic of India, at the national level, legally recognised by the Constitution of India. It is the predominantly spoken language of Manipur. It is the most widely spoken Indian language from the Sino-Tibetan family (or "Tibeto-Burman family"). It is the lingua franca of Manipur. It is also spoken as minority language in Assam, Tripura, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It is the mother tongue of Meitei ethnicity (popularly known as Manipuri ethnicity), the largest ethnic group of Manipur.
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ꯃꯐꯝ ꯑꯁꯤꯗ ꯃꯤꯇꯩ ꯃꯌꯦꯛꯁꯤꯡ ꯎꯠꯀꯗꯕꯅꯤ꯫!
Meitei language uses Meitei script as well as Bengali script for its writings. From the inception of history until 17th century AD, Meitei language used ancient Meitei script. From the 18th century until 20th century and in many times even today, it uses Bengali script. However, from 2003-04 AD, usage of Meitei script is revived with the efforts of Meitei people to replace the Bengali script for Meitei language. Half of the online Meitei language websites will be found written in Bengali script while half of them will be in Meitei script. However, in all the Wikimedia Foundation Projects, including Wikipedia and Wiktionary, Meitei language uses Meitei script and not a single Bengali script sentence will be found for Meitei language.