KONKANI LANGUAGE

Konkani language Konkani is an Indo-Aryan Language which belongs to an Indo-European family of languages and it has been spoken in the South western coast of India. It is the official language in Goa and it is one of the 22 scheduled languages mentioned in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution. In Karnataka, Maharashtra and northern Kerala (Kasaragod district), Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu is it considered as a minority language and the first Konkani inscription dated in 1187 A. D.

History of the Konkani language

The Konkan word originates from the Kukkana tribe, who were the original peoples of the land Konkani originated from. According to some Hindu myths, Parashurama shot his arrow into the sea and ordered the sea God to recede up to the point where his arrow landed. The piece of land thus recuperated came to be known as Konkan (piece of earth or corner of earth). This has been mentioned in Sahyadrikhanda of the Skanda Purana. Konkan is synonymous with Konkani, but it is today divided into three states: Maharashtra (Konkan region), Goa, and Karnataka (North Canara).

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