Konkani, Goan

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Goan, Gomataki, Konknni, Southern Kanara
Population

3,630,000 in India (2000). Population total all countries: 3,633,900.

Location

South coast strip of Maharashtra, Ratnagari district; Goa; Karnataka; Kerala. Also in Kenya, United Arab Emirates.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bardeskari (Gomantaki), Chitpavani (Konkanasths), Daldi (Nawaits), Kudali (Malvani), Mangalore Standard Konkani (Goan), Sarasvat Brahmin. Daldi and Chitapavani [knn] are intermediate varieties between Goan Konkani [gom] and standard Konkani [knn].

Language Use

Highly bilingual in standard Konkani [knn].

Language Development
Bible: 2006.
Writing
Kannada script. Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.

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