Meiteis

Meiteis

About Meiteis

The Meeteis or Meiteis are the majority ethnic group of Manipur(Kangleipak), India, and they are the original people of the Kangleipak (Manipur), they are sometimes referred to as Manipuris by outsiders. The Meeteis upto this day think themselves to be the descendants of Gods because of the background of the Puya, a secret books of Meetei written in Meetei Scripts. The Puya says the original Meeteis were created by God in the likeliness of Him. The Meeteis were created looking at the image of God as a model of God's shape and likeness. Those people called Meeteis are living in this land called Manipur even today. The word Meitei and Meitheis by Englishmen is a word invented by the enemies of Meetei literature and culture which are very ancient and unique. The word Meetei is popularized during the 2nd half of the 20th Century.