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Tripuri people ethnic group

The Tripuri people are the original inhabitants of the Twipra Kingdom in North-East India and Bangladesh. The Tripuri people through the Manikya dynasty ruled the Kingdom of Tripura for more than 2000 years until the kingdom joined the Indian Union in 1949.

Tripuri nationalism is an ideology that supports self-determination by the Tripuri people. The conflict is in essence ethnic and the Tripuri community, indigenous to the region formed the clear majority of population in the princely state of Tippera, which joined the Republic of India in 1949 as the state of Tripura. Since then, the Tripuri people have been reduced to a 30% minority due to illegal Bengali immigration.

The Tripuri calendar is the traditional calendar used by the Tripuri people, especially in the context of Tripuri irredentism. Its era, the "Twipra Era", "Tripura Era" or Tripurabda is set at 15 April AD 590, significantly just ahead of the Bangabda or Bengali Era.

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Tripura State in North-east India

Tripura is a state in northeastern India. The third-smallest state in the country, it covers 10,491 km2 (4,051 sq mi) and is bordered by Bangladesh to the north, south, and west, and the Indian states of Assam and Mizoram to the east. In 2011 the state had 3,671,032 residents, constituting 0.3% of the country's population.

National Liberation Front of Tripura organization

The National Liberation Front of Tripura is a Tripuri nationalist organisation based in Tripura, India. It has an estimated 550 to 850 members.

Kokborok is the Sino-Tibetan native language of the Borok (Tripura) people of the Indian state of Tripura and neighbouring areas of Bangladesh. The name comes from kok, meaning "language", and borok, meaning "human". Kokborok is closely related to the Bodo, Dimasa and Kachari languages of the neighbouring state of Assam.

Music of Tripura

Tripura is a state of India that has produced a wide variety of folk music. The musician Hemanta Jamatia gained major renown beginning in about 1979, when he became a musical representative for the separatist Tripura National Volunteers. He later on surrendered and returned to normal life, dedicating his work to the folk music of the Tripuri people. In recognition of his contributions to folk and modern music in the Tripuri language, he was awarded the highest honour in the field of music by the Government of India's Sangeet Natak Academy.

Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl is the leader of the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra, a political party based in the Indian state of Tripura. Hrangkhawl began his political career as an organising secretary in the ethno-nationalist Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti. He became the leader of the Tripuri Sena, the militant wing of TUJS. Tripuri Sena was formed following the Left Front victory in 1977, and it engaged in physical combat against the left. Tripuri Sena soon evolved into the Tripura National Volunteers.

Tripura National Volunteers was a Tripuri nationalist militant group in the Tripura region of India that launched an armed struggle in the early 1980s to separate Tripura from India. TNV was led by Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl.

The State of Tripura has a long history. The Kingdom of Tripura at its peak included the whole eastern region of Bengal from the Brahmaputra River in the north and west, the Bay of Bengal in the south and Burma to the east during the 14th and 15th centuries AD.

Bodo-Kachari, or individually as Kachari or Bodo, is a generic term applied to a number of ethnic groups, predominantly in Assam state, India, speaking Assamese and Tibeto-Burman languages with a common or shared ancestry. Although most of these groups spoke different forms of Bodo-Kachari languages in historical times, today majority of them speak Assamese. Bodo language, one of the languages spoken by this group, has been recognised as an eighth scheduled Indian language in the year 2004. They are part of the Tibeto-Burman speaking community of Assam.

Debbarma-Tiprasa is a generic term applied to a number of ethnic groups, predominantly in Tripura state, India, speaking Tibeto-Burman languages or claiming a common ancestry. Debbarma language, one of the languages spoken by this group.

Uatlok Twithu city in Tripura, India

Borokathal as it is known generally, now officially known as Uatlok Twithu, is a small town located in the interiors of Sadar sub-division of West Tripura district of Tripura, India. The Sumli river flows through the town. The locality consist of the ethnic Tripuri people. The town has the only high secondary school of the area.

Twipra Kingdom was one of the largest historical kingdoms of the Twipra people in the North-east India.

Culture of Tripura cultural dance

Culture of Tripura is similar to those of Native indigenous tribal peoples of Northeast India. However like Assam, Manipur, Burma and Southeast Asia culture of Tripura is characterized in small portion living in plain areas by mainstream Indian cultural influence spearheaded by Bengali culture coexisting with tribal traditional practices specially living in those plain areas, not much extending to Hill people of Tripura notably the Tripuri culture. Tripura is a state in North East India. In the 2001 census of India, Bengalis represented almost 70% of Tripura's population and the tribal population comprised 30% of Tripura's population.The tribal population comprises several different tribes and ethnic groups with diverse languages and cultures. The largest tribal group was the Kokborok-speaking tribe of the Tripuri who had a population of 543,848 in 2001 census, representing 16.99% of the state population and 54.7% of the scheduled tribe population. The other major tribes in order of decreasing population were Reang, Jamatia (7.5%), Chakma (6.5%), Halam (4.8%), Mog (3.1%), Munda, Kuki tribes and Garo Hajong. Bengali is the most spoken language, due to the predominance of Bengali people in the state. Kokborok is a prominent language among the tribes. Several other languages belonging to Indo-European and Sino-Tibetan families are spoken by the different tribe

Tripuri Kshatriya is a Vaishnav caste group which encompasses almost all the members of the Tripuri, Reang, Jamatia and Noatia ethnic groups, most of whom live in the Indian state of Tripura. The Tripuri Royal Family belonged to the Tripuri ethnic group, from the Deb Barma clan. Originally the term "Tripur Kshatriya" was used to denote the Tripuri ethnic group only, but in due time, the Maharajah included the remaining three ethnic groups as well, in an attempt to foster a sense of kinship among his people. With the influx of the Bengali immigrants from neighbouring places, the Tripuris lost their majority in their own kingdom and the Maharajah's power was taken away by the Indian government. Formerly, the community was organized under the Tripura Kshatriya Samaj, which was headed by the Maharajah of Tripura himself.

Tipraland

Tipraland is the name of a proposed state in India. The formation of "Tipraland", a state within the TTAADC, under articles 2 and 3 of the Indian Constitution is demanded by a political party called the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) as one of their political agenda.Another registerd regional political party Tipraland State Party (TSP) also demanding the same demand of Tipraland. The Kingdom of Tripura is a former country which was ruled by 184 Tripuri/Tipra kings. The first king of the Manikya Dynasty of Tripura is the 145th king Ratna Fa in the reckoning of the Rajmala, the Chronicle of the Kings, written in the 14th century. He ruled the kingdom from 1280 CE. The earlier kings are partly mythological and partly legendary or semi-legendary. The second last king was Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarma Manikya Bahadur. After his death in 1947, Tipra kingdom joined India as a C-Model State on 15 October 1949 under the name Tripura, and later achieved statehood on 21 January 1972.

Outline of Tripura Overview of and topical guide to Tripura

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Tripura: