Located in Northeast India, the state of Manipur is home to the city of Imphal, which serves as its capital. It is bordered on the north by the Indian states of Nagaland, on the south by Mizoram, and on the west by Assam. It also shares a border with two Myanmar regions: Sagaing Region to the east and Chin State to the south, all of which are part of the country. The state has a total land area of 22,327 square kilometres (8,621 square miles) and a population of nearly 3 million people, including the Meitei, who constitute the state's majority ethnic group, the Meitei Pangals (Manipuri Muslims), Naga tribes, Kuki/Zo tribes, and other communities who speak a variety of Sino-Tibetan languages, including the Meitei, who constitute the state's majority ethnic group, the Me For more than 2,500 years, Manipur has served as a crossroads for Asian economic and cultural interaction. It has historically served as a link between the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia, as well as Southeast Asia, China (or East Asia), Siberia (Russia), Micronesia, and Polynesia, allowing people, cultures, and faiths to migrate freely.