Definition of Manipuri in English:


Syllabification: Man·i·pu·ri
Pronunciation: /ˌmanəˈpo͝orē

noun (plural same or Manipuris)

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Manipur.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.


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  • Relating to the people of Manipur or their language.
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    • 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.

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