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Monsang Tribe

Monsang Tribe mostly live in the Chandel District, Manipur, in five villages namely Liwachaning, Heibunglok, Liwa Sarei, Japhou, and Monsang Pantha. Their name is derived from the name of a village, Mosang. They call themselves Sirti or ‘southerners’. Their language is similar to that of the Anals. Meiteilon or Manipuri is used while talking with Tangkhul, Marings, Thadou and other communities. The tribe has regular contacts with other communities through economic activities at Pallel, Kakching, Chandel and Imphal. Literacy is given much importance among these groups.

Updated on 11th January, 2015
District: Chandel


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