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Skipe
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Skipe
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Skipe
Skipe (India)
Coordinates: 24°38′24″N94°30′40″E / 24.64000°N 94.51111°E / 24.64000; 94.51111 Coordinates: 24°38′24″N94°30′40″E / 24.64000°N 94.51111°E / 24.64000; 94.51111
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Manipur
District Kamjong
Population
  Total123
Languages
  Official Tangkhul Skipe tui
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795142
Vehicle registration MN
Nearest city Ukhrul Imphal
Literacy89.47%
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Phungyar
Website manipur.gov.in

Skipe is a border village on the side of India in the Indo-Myanmar international border. The village is located south of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. Skipe falls under Kamjong sub division. The village is partially connected by Ukhrul-Kamjong state highway. Skipe is flanked by Chindwin river in the east, Konkan Thana in the north, Kangpat in the west and Namlee in the south. Locally, the inhabitants speak Skipe dialect that belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family. Some researchers are of the view that the dialect spoken by the inhabitants has some affinity to that of the Koireng tribe. [1]

Ukhrul Place in Manipur, India

Ukhrul/Hunphun is a town in the state of Manipur, India. Ukhrul is the home of the Tangkhul Naga. It is the administrative headquarter of the Ukhrul district. There are also four sub-divisions in the district for administering the villages in and around it. The villages, however, are governed by the 'village heads'.

Manipur State in North-east India

Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Myanmar lies to its east. The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres (8,621 sq mi) and has a population of almost 3 million, including the Meitei, who are the majority group in the state, the Pangals or the Pangans, Naga tribes, Kuki/Zo tribes and other communities, who speak a variety of Sino-Tibetan languages. Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,500 years. It has long connected the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, China, Siberia, Micronesia and Polynesia, enabling migration of people, cultures, and religions.

Kamjong Village in Manipur, India

Kamjong is a village located southeast of Ukhrul in Kamjong district, Manipur state, India. Kamjong is also one of the sub-divisional headquarters of Ukhrul district. The village is about 80 kilometers from Ukhrul and is connected by Ukhrul-Kamjong State highway. This divisional headquarter is flanked by Langli in the north, Bungpa in the south, the Phange in the east and Dangthi in the west.

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Total population

According to 2011 census, [2] Skipe has 24 households with the total of 123 people of which 59 are male and 64 are female. Of the total population, 24 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of the village is 1085 female to 1000 male which is higher than the state average 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 61.72% which is lower than the state average 76.94%. Male literacy rate stands at 63.23% while female literacy rate was 57.24%.

People and occupation

The village is home to people of Tangkhul Naga tribe. Majority of the inhabitants are Christians. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants. Being a remote area, the village is often in the news for the poor transport system due to bad road condition and the inhabitants suffer most during the rainy season because of frequent landslides. [3] The village is often used as transit route by militants for which there are frequent encounters between the Indian arm force and militant groups. There had been many incidents of incursion of land by the Myanmar army and Skipe is one of the villages that has lost some of its original land due to illegal encroachment by the neighboring country. Moreover, there has been reports of border pillar disappearance. [4]

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References

  1. "Linguistic affinity". The Sangai Express. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. "Skipe population". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  3. "Poor transport system". e-pao. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  4. "Disappearance of border pillars". E-pao. Retrieved 11 October 2015.