Konkani leid

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Pronunciationkõkɳi (in the leid itsel), kõkɵɳi (anglicised)
Native taeIndie
RegionKonkan, includes the states o Maharashtra, Goa an some pairts o Karnataka an Kerala; an aa includes the indian union territories o Dadra an Nagar Haveli an Daman and Diu Konkani is an aa spoken in the Unitit States, the Unitit Kinrick, Kenyae,[1] Uganda, Pakistan, Persie Gulf,[2] Portugal
Native speakers
7.4 million (2007)[3]
Pre-colonial: Goykanadi
Post-colonial: Devanagari (offeecial),[note 1] Roman,[note 2] Kannada,[note 3] an Malayalam.
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Regulatit biVarious academies an the govrenment o Goa[4]
Leid codes
ISO 639-2kok
ISO 639-3kokinclusive code
Individual codes:
gom – Goan Konkani
knn – Maharashtrian Konkani
Glottologgoan1235  Goan Konkani[5]
konk1267  Konkani[6]
Distribution o native Konkani speakers in Indie

Konkani (Kōṅkaṇī) is an Indo-Aryan leid alangin tae the Indo-European faimily o leids an is spoken alang the wastren coast o Indie.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Devanagari haes been promulgatit as the offeecial script.
  2. Roman script is nae mandatit as an offeecial script bi law. Houever, an ordinance passed bi the govrenment o Goa allaes the uise o Roman script for offeecial communication.
  3. The uise o Kannada script is nae mandatit bi ony law or ordinance. However, in the state o Karnataka, Konkani can be taucht uosin the Kannada script instead o the Devanagari script.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Whiteley, Wilfred Howell (1974). Language in Kenya. Oxford University Press,. p. 589. 
  2. Kurzon, Denis (2004). Where East looks West: success in English in Goa and on the Konkan Coast Volume 125 of Multilingual matters. Multilingual Matters,. p. 158. ISBN 978-1-85359-673-5. 
  3. Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
  4. "The Goa Daman and Diu Official Language Act" (PDF). Government of India. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  5. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Goan Konkani". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  6. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Konkani". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.