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.