Konkani language facts for kids
|कोंकणी, Konknni,ಕೊಂಕಣಿ, കൊങ്കണി|
|Pronunciation||kõkɵɳi (standard), kõkɳi (popular)|
|Region||United States, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, Persian Gulf, Portugal|
|Native speakers||7.4 million (2007)|
Dialect groups: Maharashtrian Konkani, Karnataka Konkani, Canara Konkani, Goan Konkani
Individual dialects: Malvani, Mangalorean, Thakri, Chitpavani, Antruz, Bardeskari, Saxtti, Daldi, Parabhi, Pednekari, Koli, Kiristanv, Kunbi, Agari, Dhangari, Karadhi, Sangameshwari, Bankoti, Maoli
|Writing system||Devanagari (official), Roman, Kannada, Malayalam and Arabic|
|Official language in||Goa, India|
|Regulated by||Various academies and the Government of Goa|
Distribution of native Konkani speakers in India
Some people from the part of India known as Konkan speak Konkani language. Konkan is on the west coast of India.
The name Konkani means "from the Konkan". The word Konkan means corner (kona) and piece/part of earth (kana). The name of the language comes from the place where it is spoken.
People write Konkani in many different scripts (writing systems or alphabets). People from different regions use different scripts. Hindu Konkani people from Goa and Maharashtra use Devanagari script. Konkani people from Karnataka use Kannada script. Christains in Goa use Roman script. Konkani Muslims use Arabic script. Konkani people from Kerala use Malayalam script. Devanagari is the official script.
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