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Konkani

[ kong-kuh-nee, kawng- ]

noun

  1. an Indic language primarily spoken on the western coast of India that is related to Marathi and is the official language of Goa.
  2. a speaker of Konkani.


adjective

  1. of or relating to Konkani, its speakers, or their culture.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Konkani1

First recorded in 1870–75; from Marathi Koṅkaṇī, from Koṅkaṇ, the coastal region where the language is spoken

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Example Sentences

Konkani once had a literature of its own, which is said to have been destroyed by the Inquisition at Goa.

Thus, in Konkani, we have put as well as pūt, while the word corresponding to the Pr.

Aspirated letters show a tendency to lose their aspiration, especially in Konkani.

In Konkani the vowel a assumes the sound of o in “hot,” a sound which is also heard in the language of Bengal.

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

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