"Chothe" written in Manipuri script (Meitei script)
Total population
3,585 approx,[1] Manipur
Chothe language (L1)
Meitei language (L2)[2]
Related ethnic groups
Meitei people, other Kuki people

The Chothe people is one of the Naga ethnic group found in the state of Manipur, India. Some historians and anthropologists have erroneously recorded the Chothe as the Purum of India. They are listed as a Scheduled Tribe, in accordance with The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976 Indian Constitution.[3][4] They use Meitei language as their second language (L2) according to the Ethnologue.[5]


Chothe Tribal Girl


According to the 2011 census, the population of the Chothe tribe in Manipur was 3,585.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2011". MHA, Govt of India.
  2. ^ "Meitei | Ethnologue". Ethnologue. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  3. ^ "1THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED TRIBES)". Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Meitei | Ethnologue". Ethnologue. Retrieved 3 May 2023.