Meitei people, being the major ethnic group in the Himalayan state of Manipur, has diverse cultural contacts with diverse communities of other nations since ancient times. The case is the same with Meitei folklore. This is a list of the creatures of Ancient Meitei folklore. This doesn't include the list of deities in Sanamahism, for which see Lists of deities in Sanamahism.
Uchek Langmeidong, the mythical bird of Manipur
|Sub grouping||Mythological hybrids|
|Similar creatures||Poubi Lai, Pakhangba, Kangla Sha, Keibu Keioiba|
|Other name(s)||Chareng (ꯆꯔꯦꯡ)|
|Habitat||Forests, mountains, hills, etc.|
The Uchek Langmeidong (Meitei: ꯎꯆꯦꯛ ꯂꯥꯡꯃꯩꯗꯣꯡ) or Chareng (Meitei: ꯆꯔꯦꯡ), literary meaning "hornbill", is a mythical creature in Manipuri mythology. It appears in the form of a hornbill bird, who was originally a human girl.
The creature was originally a little girl, who unable to bear the constant torture of her stepmother in the absence of her father, sought feathers from her hornbill friends, and turned herself into a bird by wearing the woven feathers.