Gangte written in Meitei script
Native speakers
16,500 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3gnb

Gangte is a Sino-Tibetan language of Kuki-Chin linguistic sub branch of Northeastern India. Its speakers primarily live in Manipur and the adjacent areas of Meghalaya and Assam. The language appears to be homogeneous with no known dialectal variation and exhibits at least partial mutual intelligibility with the other Chin-Kuki-Mizo dialects of the area including Thadou, Hmar, Vaiphei, Simte, Kom and Paite languages.[2] The speakers of this language use Meitei language as their second language (L2) according to the Ethnologue.[3]

Geographical distribution

Gangte is spoken in 37 villages of southern Churachandpur district, Manipur (Ethnologue). It is also spoken in Meghalaya and Assam.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Gangte at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ Singh, Chungkham Yashawanta (1995). "The linguistic situation in Manipur" (PDF). Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 18 (1): 129–134. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Meitei | Ethnologue". Ethnologue. Retrieved 3 May 2023.