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The Languages of Manipur (Volume 18, Part 2)-People’s Linguistic Survey of India
G. N. Devy and K. Nipuni Mao (Ed.s)
Price : ₹ 1750.00  
ISBN : 978-81-250-6443-5
Language : English
Pages : 488
Binding : Hardback
Book Size : 180 x 240 mm
Year : 2016
Series : Peoples Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI)
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
About the Book

The People’s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

This volume documents the variety of languages prevalent in the state of Manipur, so as to preserve them in this globalised world, where migration and other factors are resulting in loss of languages. Critically, the book encapsulates the world view of the speakers of the discussed languages. This book also attempts to showcase diversity in languages spoken in the state by contextualising the language wealth in its social ecology. The majority of the languages spoken in the state belong to the Tibeto-Burman language family. The Austro-Asiatic, Dravidian and Indo-Aryan language families also find representation in the state.

Table of Contents

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India
The National Editorial Collective
List of Volumes
A Nation Proud of Its Language Diversity: Chief Editor’s Introduction
Political Map of Manipur
Introduction to the Volume
Editor’s Note
Contributors to the Volume
An Appeal to Readers
List of Languages Covered in this Volume
Scripts in Use
Compilation of the Volume


  1. Manipuri

2. Aimol
3. Anal
4. Chiru
5. Chothe
6. Gangte
7. Hmar
8. Inpui
9. Kharam
10. Koireng
11. Kom
12. Lamkang
13. Liangmai
14. Mao
15. Maram
16. Monsang
17. Moyon
18. Poumai
19. Rongmei
20. Tangkhul
21. Tarao
22. Tedim Chin
23. Thadou
24. Thangal
25. Vaiphei
26. Zou

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

G. N. Devy is the chief editor of the PLSI series. He taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, till 1996 before leaving to set up the Bhasha Research Centre in Baroda and the Adivasi Akademi at Tejgadh, where he worked towards conserving and promoting the languages and culture of indigenous and nomadic communities. Apart from being awarded the Padma Shree, he has received many awards for his work in literature and language conservation.

K. Nipuni Mao is a freelance researcher. He holds post-graduate degrees in Linguistics (NEHU, 2001) and English Literature (EFLU, 2003), and a doctorate degree in Cultural Studies, specialising in Oral narratives from the department of Cultural and Creative Studies, NEHU, Shillong. He worked as a Resource Person (2004–2010) on North-Eastern Language Development programme (NELDP).