Manipur

   Formerly an independent kingdom, located in what is now Manipur State, India, to the west of Burma's Chin State. It was sometimes a vassal state of Burma, but in the mid-18th century Manipuri cavalry staged crippling raids into Upper Burma, almost capturing Ava (Inwa) in 1749. A decade later, Alaungpaya subjugated it; thereafter, Manipuri Brahmin practitioners of astrology, taken prisoner by the king, served in the Burmese palace. During the First AngloBurmese War, it fell under British control. Manipur was the site of the Imphal Campaign, one of the major battles of World War II.

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  • Manipur — মণিপুর   State   Seal …   Wikipedia

  • Manipur — Estado de la India Capital Imp …   Wikipedia Español

  • Manipur — – মনিপুর Status: Bundesstaat Hauptstadt: Imphal Fläche: 22.327 km² Einwohner …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Manipur — es un estado en el nordeste de la India. Su capital es Imphal. Limita con Nagaland al norte, Mizoram al sur y Assam al oeste. Tiene frontera con Myanmar al este. La etnia mayoritaria es la de los Meiteis. Su idioma, el Meithei es también la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Manipur —   [ mɑːnɪpʊə], Bundesstaat in Nordostindien, an der Grenze zu Birma, 22 327 km2, (2001) 2,39 Mio. Einwohner (1968: 1,04 Mio. Einwohner); Hauptstadt ist Imphal. Die Bevölkerung besteht aus etwa 40 Stämmen, die zu den Kuki Chin Völkern und den Naga …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Manipur — (Katha bei den Birmanen), britischind. Vasallenstaat, im SO. von Assam, an Oberbirma grenzend, 21,500 qkm groß, mit (1901) 284,465 Einw., darunter 170,577 Hindu, 10,383 Mohammedaner und 103,307 Naturanbeter in den Bergen. Das Land ist von drei… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Manipur — Manipur, brit. ostind, Vasallenstaat in Hinterindien (Assam), 8505 qkm, (1901) 284.465 E.; Hauptort M. oder Imphal, 67.093 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Manipur — état de l Inde, limitrophe de la Birmanie; 22 356 km²; 1 826 700 hab.; cap. Imphâl. Région montagneuse et forestière (bois précieux) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Manipur — [mun′ə poor΄] state of NE India, on the border with Myanmar: 8,620 sq mi (22,326 sq km); pop. 2,010,000; cap. Imphal …   English World dictionary

  • Manipur — /mun i poor /, n. a state in NE India between Assam and Burma. 1,220,000; 8620 sq. mi. (22,326 sq. km). Cap.: Imphal. * * * State (pop., 2001 prelim.: 2,388,634), northeastern India. Occupying an area of 8,621 sq mi (22,327 sq km), it is bordered …   Universalium

  • Manipur — 24° 49′ 01″ N 93° 57′ 00″ E / 24.817, 93.95 …   Wikipédia en Français

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