Konkani (कोंकणी / Konknni / ಕೊಂಕಣಿ / കൊങ്കണി / كونكڼى)

Konkani is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian states of Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra. It is the official language in Goa, and one of the official languages of India. According to the 2001 census of India there are just under 2.5 million Konkani speakers in India.

Konkani was originally written with the Brahmi alphabet, and is currently written with a number of other alphabets: in Goa Devanagari is the official script for Konkani, but the Latin alphabet is also popular. In the state of Karnataka it is written with the Kannada alphabet, in Kerala it is written with the Malayalam alphabet, and Konkani muslims in Maharashtra use the Arabic alphabet.

Konkani alphabets

Vowels and vowel diacritics

Konkani vowels and vowel diacritics

Consonants

Konkani consonants

Tower of Babel in Konkani

Links

Information about the Konkani language and alphabet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkani_language
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/konkani/konkani.htm
http://languages.iloveindia.com/konkani.html
http://www.gsbkerala.com/konkaniorg.htm
http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/~uhdoc/konkani/

Online Konkani lessons
http://www.ourkarnataka.com/learn_konkani/learn_konkani_main.htm

Languages of India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India#Linguistic_demographics

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Romany, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Urdu

Other languages written with the Kannada, Devanagari, Latin, Malayalam and Arabic alphabets


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