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Kom people (Manipur)

(Kom Rem)
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Kom (L1)
Meitei language (L2)[1]

The Kom people are one of the indigenous and oldest tribe who had settled in Manipur since time immemorial. They share very similar traditional attires and surnames with Lamkang.The Kom tribes have Karong, Serto, Leivon and Tellien clans etc.They are mainly found in Manipur of North-East India.[2] They use Meitei language as their second language (L2) according to the Ethnologue.[3]

According to the 2001 Census of India, the population of Kom people is 14,602.[4]


  1. ^ "Meitei | Ethnologue". Ethnologue. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  2. ^ Politics and Culture. Bookwell. 2013. p. 90. ISBN 978-9380574448.
  3. ^ "Meitei | Ethnologue". Ethnologue. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  4. ^ "Data Highlights: The Scheduled Tribes (Census of India 2001)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2021.
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