The Goykanadi script was used in the India state of Goa until about the 17th century to write Konkani, and sometimes Marathi as well. It was used by the Saraswat and Daivajna trading families to keep their accounts, along with the Modi script. Goykanadi is also known as Goykānaḍī or Kandavī.
Between the early 16th century and the late 18th century, the Portuguese ruled Goa and other parts of India. During that time books in local languages, such as Konkani, were seized and burned by the Goa Inquisition on the suspicion that they might be idolatrous. As a result, many books in the Goykanadi script were destroyed. However, some survived, and the earliest known document in Goykanadi dates from the 15th century.
Information about the Goykanadi script
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