Definition of Manipuri in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmanəˈpo͝orē/

noun (plural same or Manipuris)

1A native or inhabitant of Manipur.
Example sentences
  • As a result Manipuris, Nagas and Mizos are often asked if they are Chinese, Japanese or from some other Southeast Asian country.
  • As the Manipuris get on with their daily life, Sharmila, now called the ‘iron lady’, may soon be forgotten.
  • During an interaction session, she listed various aspects of the dance in relation to the day-to-day life of the Manipuris.
2The official language of Manipur, belonging to the Tibeto-Burman family.
Example sentences
  • International productions are a huge attraction but so are plays in languages from Manipuri to Malayalam.
  • This year - the 19th in the Festival's history - audiences can look forward to plays in Oriya, Panjabi, Manipuri, Urdu and Tamil, besides Bengali and Hindi.
  • Textbooks and other, materials often don't get prepared in other languages like Manipuri.


Relating to the people of Manipur or their language.
Example sentences
  • Thiyam draws from the beauty of the North East to interpret Kalidasa's ancient verses in a play in Manipuri that uses a riot of colours and the tiny, precise movements of Manipuri dance to present a taut and structured extravagance.
  • Manipuri students perform the ‘Pavgal Jogai’ dance at the Youth Festival.
  • What provoked the Manipuri women to protest in this unheard of manner was the custodial death of a 32-year-old Manipuri woman.

Words that rhyme with Manipuri

curie, de jure, fioriture, fury, houri, Jewry, jury, Missouri, moory, Newry, tandoori, Urey

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Syllabification: Man·i·pu·ri

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