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Manipur Population

Manipur is the norther eastern state in India, bordered by Assam to the west, Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south and Myanmar to the east. In Manipur, The hilly areas constitute about 90% of the total geographical area and the total area occupied by all lakes is around 600 sq km. Manipur population in 2020 is estimated to be 3 Million (30 Lakhs), According to Unique Identification Aadhar India, updated dec 2019, by end of year 2019 the projected population is 3,048,861. Manipur is the 24th populous state in India, and the total area of Manipur is 22,327 sq km and ranks 24th largest state. The majority and main ethnic group of Manipur is Meitei, where they settled central plain part of Manipur is the majority of the Manipur state population. Manipuri language is natively called Meitei, is the most spoken language of Manipur. Other tribals include Naga and Kuki. Manipur rich in art and tradition "Mani" means jewels or gems, "pur' means land, which is land of gems. The popular lake is Loktak lake, largest freshwater lake in north-eastern India in the region of Mooirang with 35 km of length and 13 km of width, and its famous for phumdis. Manipur was known by different names at various periods of the history, Some of the popular names during different centuries are Tilli-Koktong, Sanna-Leipak, Poirei-Lam, Mitei-Leipak, Meitrabak or Manipur (currently). Agriculture is the main occupation of Manipur besides Horticulture.
Manipur Population celebrating Chumpha
Image Source: Tanghul Nagas of Manipur population celebrating Chumpha Festival

Census yearPersonsAbsolutePercentageMalesFemales
1901284,465--139,632144,833
1911346,22261,75721.71170,666175,556
1921384,01637,79410.92188,119195,897
1931445,60661,59016.04215,815229,791
1941512,06966,46314.92249,183262,886
1951577,63565,56612.8283,685293,950
1961780,037202,40235.04387,058392,979
19711,072,753292,71637.53541,675531,078
19811,420,953348,20032.46721,006699,947
19911,837,149416,19629.29938,359898,790
2001 ++2,293,896456,74724.861,161,9521,131,944
20112,855,79456189824.51,438,5861,417,208
Source: A-2 Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901


Population Pyramid

Source: 2011 Census: Population In Five Year Age-Group


Manipur Population by Religion

Hinduism and Chritianity is the major religions with 41% each, followed by Muslims who are called Pangals in Manipur region represent 8%.

ReligionPersonsPercentageMalesFemales
Hindu1,181,87641.39596,220585,656
Muslim239,8368.40120,404119,432
Christian1,179,04341.29595,478583,565
Sikh1,5270.05964563
Buddhist7,0840.253,6543,430
Jain1,6920.06862830
Others233,7678.19115,715118,052
Not Stated10,9690.385,2895,680
Source: Details of Religion In Main Table C-1- 2011 (India & States/UTs)


Ethnic groups

According to e-pao, As per the Manipur ethnic grouping, The Manipur people are grouped into three communities, Meiteis, Nagas and Kuki or Chins. Meiteis groups are those living in the valleyes with 29 major tribes.
The Naga group consists of Zeliangrong which consists of Rongmei/Kabui, and Liangmei and Zemei/Kacha Nagas, Tangkhul with 183,091, Mao with 224,361, Maram with 32,098, Maring with 25,657 and Tarao. Anal with 26,508, Kom with 14,621, Thangal.
The Chin-Kuki group consists of Gangte with 15,274, Hmar with 49,081, Paite with 55,031, Thadou with 223,779, Vaiphei with 39,902, Zou with 25,861, Aimol, Chiru, Koireng, Kom with 14,621, Anal with 26,508, Chothe, Lamgang, Koirao, Thangal, Moyon and Monsang. In the Chin state of Myanmar the the 'Chins' are popular, they are called 'Kukis' in the Indian side.
Other tribal groups like Paite with 55,031, Zou with 25,861, Gangte with 15,274, and Vaiphei with 39,902 identify themselves as Zomi Group.
Thadous with 223,779 people remain the major Kuki population in this Chin-Kuki group while Hmar with 49,081 identify closer to the Mizo or Lushei group.
The tribes of Manipur and their population as per census 2011 are:

TribesPopulation as per Census 2011
All Scheduled Tribes1,167,422
Aimol3,190
Anal23,509
Angami95
Chiru8,599
Chothe3,585
Gangte17,178
Hmar48,375
Kabui103,908
Kacha Naga66,158
Koirao4,475
Koireng1,873
Kom14,528
Lamgang7,770
Mao93,343
Maram27,524
Maring26,424
Any Mizo (Lushai) tribes8,064
Monsang2,427
Moyon2,516
Paite55,542
Purum278
Ralte17
Sema40
Simte6,728
Suhte804
Tangkhul178,568
Thadou215,913
Vaiphei42,957
Zou24,294
Poumai Naga127,381
Tarao1,066
Kharam1,145
Any Kuki tribes28,342
Generic Tribes etc.20,806


Languages spoken in Manipur

English is the official language of Manipur. Although many of the Manipurians speak a Tibeto-Burman language, they differ culturally from the surrounding hill tribes by following Hindu customs. More than 60% of its inhabitants are Meiteis including Bamons and Pangans who settled mostly in the valley, Each group has its own language, tradition and culture. Manipuri or popularly called Meitei is the popular language in Manipur with 54% of the speakers, followed by Mao with 224,361, Thado with 223,779, Tangkhul with 183,091, Kabui 109,616 speakers.

LanguagesPersonsPercentageRuralUrban
Manipuri1,522,13253.2998833,666688,466
Mao224,3617.8563223,575786
Thado223,7797.8360208,04415,735
Tangkhul183,0916.4112153,33329,758
Kabui109,6163.838479,42630,190
Nepali63,7562.232557,2016,555
Paite55,0311.927050,3544,677
Hmar49,0811.718641,0118,070
Liangmei45,5461.594943,3122,234
Vaiphei39,9021.397236,7513,151
Kuki37,8051.323832,4245,381
Maram32,0981.124032,02969
Hindi31,7031.110115,20116,502
Bengali30,6111.071925,1405,471
Anal26,5080.928225,963545
Zou25,8610.905623,6202,241
Maring25,6570.898425,239418
Zemi18,7950.658117,6861,109
Gangte15,2740.534813,9531,321
Kom14,6210.512013,664957
Yimchungre8,4970.29758,188309
Khezha6,9770.24436,96512
Mizo6,5000.22764,7971,703
Zeliang2,7270.09552,7243
AO2,5290.08862,46366
Assamese2,4530.08591,627826
Source: 2011 Census: Language and Mother Tongue


Disability

Below is the table of Manipur disable people stats.

Type of disabilityTotal PersonsCultivatorsAgriculture laborHHIOther workers
Total disabled population25,58211,6072,0912,0079,877
In Seeing9,2214,0967687603,597
In Hearing6,5203,2214624622,375
In Speech1,1344699297476
In Movement1,829739170129791
Mental Retardation1,554749163113529
Mental Illness4001844729140
Any Other3,9741,6752993511,649
Multiple disability9504749066320
Source: 2011 Census: Distribution of Disabled(India & States/UTs)


District wise population in Manipur

Below is the Manipur district wise population as per Census 2011 and 2020 projection. The Manipur state has five hill districts and four valley districts which has a total area of 22,327 sq km. The tribal population are sectioned broadly under two ethnic groups: the Nagas of 18 tribes and the Kuki-Chin-Zomi of 17 tribes. The Nagas are a little more than half of the tribal population, followed by the Kukis, Mizos and other smaller tribes. While the presence of Nagas is highest in Ukhrul district with 93%, other tribals living in this district are Tangkhuls and Tamenglong district with 78% of Nagas and other are kabuls tribals, they are a little over half in Senapati district with 55%, mostly Mao tribe are concentrated in the district of Senapati, and in Chandel district it is 47% along with Anals and Marings. The Kuki-Chin-Zomi tribes and Thadous are the majority in Churachandpur district.

DistrictPopulation(2020 est.)Population(2011)Percentage
Senapati546,229479,14816.78
Tamenglong 160,342140,6514.93
Churachandpur312,523274,1439.60
Bishnupur270,635237,3998.31
Thoubal481,272422,16814.78
Imphal West590,511517,99218.14
Imphal East519,969456,11315.97
Ukhrul209,758183,9986.44
Chandel164,367144,1825.05
Source: 2011 Census: Population Data on District/Sub-Dist Level

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References

1. http://censusindia.gov.in/
2. https://uidai.gov.in/images/state-wise-aadhaar-saturation.pdf
3. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/sp.dyn.cdrt.in

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