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Konkani (कोंकणी / 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, though 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

Devanagari alphabet for Konkani

Devanagari alphabet for Konkani

Kannada alphabet for Konkani

Kannada alphabet for Konkani

Malayalam alphabet for Konkani

Malayalam alphabet for Konkani

Arabic alphabet for Konkani

Arabic alphabet for Konkani

Download alphabet charts for Konkani (Excel)

Sample video in Konkani

Information about Konkani | Numbers | Tower of Babel

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.memrise.com/course/82149/spoken-konkani/
http://www.languagereef.com/learn_konkani.php?lang=konkani

Online Konkani dictionary
http://www.savemylanguage.org/app/home.php

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Domari, Fiji Hindi, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Magahi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Odia, Palula, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Rohingya, Romani, Saraiki, Sarnámi Hindustani, Sindhi, Sinhala, Shina, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Torwali, Urdu

Languages written with the Kannada, Devanagari, Malayalam and Arabic alphabets


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