"Gangte" written in Meitei script.jpg
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] There are a few speakers across the border in Burma.[citation needed]

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
  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.