Konkani, Goan

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Goan, Gomataki, Konkani, Southern Kanara
Autonym
Konknni, कोंकणी‎ (Konknni)
Population

3,630,000 in India (2000). Total users in all countries: 3,693,900.

Location

Maharashtra state: Ratnagari district, south coast strip; Goa, Karnataka, and Kerala states.

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Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Also use Konkani [knn].

Language Development
Bible: 2006.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva], official usage. Kannada script [Knda]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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