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[kong-kuh-nee, kawng-]
  1. a dialect of Marathi spoken in coastal Maharashtra in western India.
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Historical Examples

  • They are said to have come from Goa, and they speak Konkani.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • Those who have come to the temple put questions to the Darsana, which are answered in Konkani, and translated.

  • The affairs of the temple are managed by Konkani Yogakkars, or an elected committee.

  • The Konkani Sūdras who have settled on this coast are known by a different name, Kudumikkar.

  • The fact that their original language is Konkani corroborates their reputed Konkanese origin.