English to Konkani & Konkani to English Dictionary
Konkani Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that translates words from English to Konkani or Konkani to English. It is a part of Language Networking, a social and educational initiative by KHANDBAHALE.COM, and is free and open to all for non-commercial use. It is recognised as an accurate and authentic language resource by scholars and experts and can also be downloaded as software and apps for multiple devices for online and offline use.
About the Konkani Language
Konkani (कोंकणी, Kōṅkaṇī) is an Indo-Aryan language belonging to the Indo-European family of languages and is spoken on the western coast of India. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages mentioned in 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution and the official language of the Indian state of Goa, and a minority language in Maharashtra, Karnataka and northern Kerala (Kasaragod district). Konkani (कोंकणी, Kōṅkaṇī) is an Indo-Aryan language belonging to the Indo-European family of languages and is spoken on the western coast of India. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages mentioned in 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution and the official language of the Indian state of Goa, and a minority language in Maharashtra, Karnataka and northern Kerala (Kasaragod district). Konkani has a rich literary tradition dating back several centuries, with famous poets and writers such as Eknath, Sridhar, and Damodar Mauzo. Konkani has its own script called Devanagari script which is widely used to write the language. In terms of grammar, Konkani is an inflected language, meaning that the grammatical function of a word is indicated by its inflection, rather than by word order. It has a complex system of case markers and verb conjugations, as well as a rich system of particles that indicate various grammatical functions. Konkani is known for its rich vocabulary, with a significant number of loanwords from Portuguese, Arabic, and other languages. In recent years, there has been a push to promote the use of Konkani in education and government, as well as to increase the visibility of Konkani culture in the media. Many Konkani language movements have been formed to protect and promote the language. Konkani is an important language in the state of Goa and in the neighbouring states and Union Territory, with a rich literary and cultural tradition. Its continued use and promotion are important for preserving the cultural heritage of the region, and for ensuring the linguistic rights of the Konkani-speaking people.
Spoken In : Inida. Konkan, includes the state of Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and some parts of Kerala, Konkani is also spoken in the United States, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, Persian Gulf, Portugal
Native Speakers: 7.4 million (2007)
Language family: Indo-European > Indo-Iranian > Indo-Aryan > Southern Zone > Konkani languages > Konkani
Writing system: Devanagari (official),Roman, Kannada, Malayalam and Arabic
Official language in: Goa, India
Regulated by: Various academies and the Government of Goa
Language codes: kok (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3) gom – Goan Konkani, knn – Maharashtrian Konkani
Although most of the stone inscriptions and copper plates found in Goa (and other parts of Konkan) from 2nd century BC to 10th century AD are in Prakrit-influenced Sanskrit (mostly written in early Brahmi and archaic Dravidian Brahmi), most of the place, grant, agricultural-related and names of some people are in Konkani. This suggests that Konkani was spoken in Goa and Konkan.