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Konkani (कोंकणी, Kōṅkaṇī) is an Indo-Aryan language belonging to the Indo-European family of languages and is spoken on the western coast of India. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages mentioned in 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution and the official language of the Indian state of Goa, and a minority language in Maharashtra, Karnataka and northern Kerala (Kasaragod district).
Spoken In : Inida. Konkan, includes the state of Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and some parts of Kerala, Konkani is also spoken in the United States, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, Persian Gulf, Portugal
Native Speakers: 7.4 million (2007)
Language family: Indo-European > Indo-Iranian > Indo-Aryan > Southern Zone > Konkani languages > Konkani
Writing system: Devanagari (official),Roman, Kannada, Malayalam and Arabic
Official language in: Goa, India
Regulated by: Various academies and the Government of Goa
Language codes: kok (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3) gom – Goan Konkani, knn – Maharashtrian Konkani
Although most of the stone inscriptions and copper plates found in Goa (and other parts of Konkan) from 2nd century BC to 10th century AD are in Prakrit-influenced Sanskrit (mostly written in early Brahmi and archaic Dravidian Brahmi), most of the place, grant, agricultural-related and names of some people are in Konkani. This suggests that Konkani was spoken in Goa and Konkan.