Kukna

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Kanara, Kanara Konkani, Kokna, Kokni
Population

111,000 (2001 census).

Location

Gujarat, Dangs and Valsad districts; Maharashtra, Dhule, Nasik, and Thane districts; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada (Kanara) district; Rajasthan.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Dhule District Kukna has 98%–100% intelligibility with Khandesi [khn].

Language Use

100,000 L2 speakers (1998). A group of Kukna in Dhule District also use Khandesi [khn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Some literacy work being done. Radio programs. NT: 1977–2002.
Writing
Devanagari script. Gujarati script.
Other Comments

May be the same as Dhanki [dhn]. Hindu.