L1 users: 2,420,000 (2001 census). Total users in all countries: 2,423,540.
Gujarat state: Valsad district; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Maharashtra state: Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudung, and Thane districts; probably in Mumbai.
2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Goa State (1992, Constitution, Amendment 71).
Agari of Kolaba, Parabhi (Damani, Kayasthi), Koli, Kiristav, Dhanagari, Bhandari, Thakuri (Thakari, Thakri, Thakua, Thakura), Karhadi, Sangamesvari (Bakoti, Bankoti), Ghati (Maoli), Mahari (Dhed, Holia, Parvari), Chitapavani. Dialects closely related; Chitapavani recognized as standard Konkani. Local fishermen use the Koli dialect (Hukkeri). Related to Katkari [kfu] (dialects: Kathodi, Katvadi), Varli [vav], Phudagi [phd], Samvedi [smv], Mangelas. A member of macrolanguage Konkani [kok].
Used as L2 by Goan Konkani [gom].