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).