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Want to visit Manipur? Then learn Gangte!

Manipur, which literally means ‘jewelled land’, is a lush green state, located in Northeast India, which attracts many tourists from around the world. If you are a nature lover seeking for breathtaking beauties, or you just want to soak in unique culture and traditions, the hilly Indian state has much to offer you.

Manipur is a land of vibrant festivals. There, you can enjoy traditional dances, handcrafted clothes, and delicious and healthy food. Tribes — such as Thadou, Mao, Tangkhul, Gangte, and many others —  constitutes 20% of the Manipuri population. They contribute to the incredible cultural heritage of this state!

Why learn Gangte?

Gangte is an indigenous language spoken in the verdant hills of Manipur, the bucolic northeastern state referred to by Indians as “the Jewel of India”. This language is a melodic Sino-Tibetan language which has only three tones. It uses English script for communication, making its written form also quite accessible to foreign students.

Originally animists until last century, oral folktale traditions are very much still alive in this language community. Gangtes are very proud to be famous as cloud swimmers according to their folklore. They are also renowned for their creativity among the various hill tribe communities of Manipur.

The course guides you through the wonders of this culture, and learning the Gangte language will give you a new way to see the world.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the cloud swimmers and help to revitalize their language: learn Gangte, and explore the jewels of the Manipuri culture!

Can anyone sign up for this?

Good news! Anyone over the age of 13 year can take a course on Tribalingual.

You don’t need formal qualifications or language learning abilities to take any our courses. You might need specialist equipment for some (like our music or art courses), but we’ll tell you this on the course information page, in the Requirements section.

What does this course include?

For this week only, we are offering all our subscribers the opportunity to take our Gangte course – online content only (without Skype), for £25! The course is jam packed full of great content so don’t delay, sign up today!

Can I speak to someone from the team before I commit?

Absolutely! We have a chat option available on all of our pages, so simply click on the little icon and speak to a friendly neighbourhood Tribalinguist who will answer all your questions!



My name is Lalpaul and I grew up in the state of Manipur in northeastern India. I come from a large family. I am a librarian, as well as a language activist.
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