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Konkani language resources



Konkani is spoken on a daily basis in: India

Encyclopedia resources on Konkani
Konkani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation , search Konkani can refer to: the Konkani language the Konkani people things to do with the region of Konkan This is a disambiguation page — a list ...

Konkani language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...sometimes said to be a dialect of Marathi . But, history has established that even when the Konkani language had reached maturity, the Marathi language was not even born. There is an inscription ...

Category:Languages of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...language Konkani language Kristi Kurukh language Kutchi language L Lotha language M Maajhi Madras bashai Madurai Tamil Magadhi language Maharashtri Maithili language Malayalam language Malvi language Marathi language ...

Category:Indo-Aryan languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...language Konkani language Kumaoni Kutchi language L List of Central Indo-Aryan languages List of Eastern Indo-Aryan languages List of Indo-Aryan languages List of Northern Indo-Aryan languages List of ...

Goa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the agitation ended in 1987, a complex formula grants 'official language' status to Konkani, while Marathi is also allowed to be used "for any or all official purposes." Given the bitter rivalry ...

Panaji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current official name is Panaji , though in the local language Konkani this gets pronounced as Ponnji , Ponnje , or Ponjhe . The Portuguese name was Pangim . Many mostly English-speaking people use the ...

Kannada language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...other languages such as Tulu , Kodava Thakk and Konkani . [ edit ] Transliteration Several transliteration ... language edition of Wikipedia Find more information on Kannada by searching one of Wikipedia's sibling ...

Indo-Aryan languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Konkani language Marathi language Manadeshi [ edit ] See also Indo-Aryans Indo-Iranian languages Indo-Iranians Indo-European Indo-Aryan migration The family of Brahmic scripts [ edit ] External links The Indic ...

List of national languages of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Konkani (official language of Goa ) Maithili (official language of Bihar ) Malayalam (official language of Kerala and Lakshadweep ) Manipuri (Meithei) (official language of Manipur ) Marathi (official language of ...

List of languages by number of native speakers - Wikipedia, the free ...
...million native, unknown number second language (1995 WA) Konkani Indo-European , Indic Official in India ( Goa ) ~4 million (1999 WA) Balinese Austronesian Indonesia ( Bali ) 3.9 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk) ...



Academic resources on Konkani
India: Languages and Scripts
Konkani 1 2 Kannada Malayalam Tamil 1 2 Telugu 1 , 2 Indian languages sites Indian Languages History and literature Languages taught in North America: Institutions TIFR Languages Site Nepali , Sindhi : sindhi.org ...

Konkani Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library ...
No Konkani authors have been recorded to date. The Library of Congress intends to include representative authors reading in this language in the future. HOME - About the Project - Copyright and ...

Digital Dictionaries of South Asia
Konkani Oriya Sinhala Dogri Lushai Lorrain Pali Pali Text Society Tamil Fabricius Kadirvelu Pillai McAlpin Tamil Lexicon Winslow English Hobson ...

Baltimore - Advanced Search
Konkani Korean Kpelle Kru Kuanyama Kumyk Kurdish Kurukh Kusaie Kutenai Ladino Lahnda Lamba Langue d'oc Lao Lapp Latin Latvian Letzeburgesch Lezgian Lingala Lithuanian Lozi Luba-Katanga Luba-Lulua ...

Avinash 's Web page
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Welcome to the web page of Avinash Konkani. Avinash Konkani, BE, MS (Biomedical Engineering) Avinash Konkani is a doctoral student in the department of ...

Table of Contents -- Mahfil/Journal of South Asian Literature ...
Nine Contemporary Hindi Poems p. 41 The Storm p. 51 Konkani Section: A Brief History of Literary Konkani p. 59 A Note on Modern Konkani Literature p. 85 The Image of the Goddess p. 89 I'm a Small Man p. 93 ...

The Digital South Asia Library-Bibliographic Resources
Konkani Maithili Malayalam Manipuri Marathi Nepali Oriya Panjabi Rajasthani Sanskrit Sindhi Tamil Telugu Urdu Sort by: Author Date Title Press to or press to Return to Bibliographies | Return to DSAL

M-CARE: Find a doctor
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http://findadoctor.med.nyu.edu/
Konkani Korean Krio Kumauni Kurdish Kurukh Lao Lapp Latin Latvian Lesotho Lingala Lithuanian Luba-lulua Luhya Luo Luri Luxembourgish Macedonian Madurese Makua Malagasy Malay Malay-indonesian Malayalam Malinke/dyula Mandarin ...

MIT Libraries' Catalog - Barton - Basic Search of Full Catalog
Konkani Korean Kpelle Kru Kuanyama Kumyk Kurdish Kurukh Kusaie Kutenai Ladino Lahnda Lamba Langue d'oc Lao Lapp Latin Latvian Letzeburgesch Lezgian Lingala Lithuanian Lozi Luba-Katanga Luba-Lulua ...



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Government resources on Konkani
Konkani Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library ...
No Konkani authors have been recorded to date. The Library of Congress intends to include representative authors reading in this language in the future. HOME - About the Project - Copyright and ...

Sanskrit Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library ...
Konkani - Marathi - Malayalam - Nepali - Newari - Oriya - Panjabi - Rajasthani Sanskrit - Sindhi - Sinhalese - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu List All Authors: Alphabetically - By Country The Library of ...

Hindi Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library of ...
Konkani - Marathi - Malayalam - Nepali - Newari - Oriya - Panjabi - Rajasthani Sanskrit - Sindhi - Sinhalese - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu List All Authors: Alphabetically - By Country The Library of ...

Nepali Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library ...
Konkani - Marathi - Malayalam - Nepali - Newari - Oriya - Panjabi - Rajasthani Sanskrit - Sindhi - Sinhalese - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu List All Authors: Alphabetically - By Country The Library of ...

Tibetan Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library ...
Konkani - Marathi - Malayalam - Nepali - Newari - Oriya - Panjabi - Rajasthani Sanskrit - Sindhi - Sinhalese - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu List All Authors: Alphabetically - By Country The Library of ...

Urdu Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library of ...
Konkani - Marathi - Malayalam - Nepali - Newari - Oriya - Panjabi - Rajasthani Sanskrit - Sindhi - Sinhalese - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu List All Authors: Alphabetically - By Country The Library of ...

Assamese Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library ...
Konkani - Marathi - Malayalam - Nepali - Newari - Oriya - Panjabi - Rajasthani Sanskrit - Sindhi - Sinhalese - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu List All Authors: Alphabetically - By Country The Library of ...

Languages - what we translate to and from. Language Translation.
Konkani Language Korean Language Kurdish Language Kyrgyz Language Laotian Language Latin Language Latvian Language Lithuanian Language Macedonian Language Maithili Language Malagasy Language Malayalam Language ...

Panjabi Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library ...
Konkani - Marathi - Malayalam - Nepali - Newari - Oriya - Panjabi - Rajasthani Sanskrit - Sindhi - Sinhalese - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu List All Authors: Alphabetically - By Country The Library of ...

Sindhi Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library ...
Konkani - Marathi - Malayalam - Nepali - Newari - Oriya - Panjabi - Rajasthani Sanskrit - Sindhi - Sinhalese - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu List All Authors: Alphabetically - By Country The Library of ...



".org" resources on Konkani
Konkani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkani " Category : Disambiguation Views Article Discussion Edit this page History Personal tools Sign in ...

Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr
The Kanara Saraswat Association on the Web: news coverage from the Bhanap Amchi Chitrapur Konkani Saraswat community.

The Kanara Saraswat Association on the Web
The Kanara Saraswat Association on the Web: news coverage from the Bhanap Amchi Chitrapur Konkani Saraswat community.

Konkani people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...the word derives from "kum", meaning 'Mother Earth' and "Kana", meaning 'dust' or 'atom'. The Konkani within the Indian state of Goa have been principally a farming community through most of their ...

Konkani language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...has established that even when the Konkani language had reached maturity, the Marathi language was not even born. There is an inscription written in Konkani dated 1187 A.D. whereas even the earliest ...

GOA KONKANI AKADEMI - promoting the development of Konkani language ...
...of Konkani. Late Shripad R Desai's Konkani-Konkani dictionary in 4 volumes is yet another milestone in this process. Shantaram Hedo published by Konkani Bhasha Mandal also compiles Konkani-Konkani ...

Booklist-Konkani
Tr. Yeshwant S. Palekar Pp. 336 (1994) ISBN 81-7201-136-2 120.00 STORIES Konkani Katha Sangraha (Anthology of Konkani short stories) Comp. Chandrakant Keni Pp. 250 (Second edition 1989) 65.00 Kani Jall Chall ...

GOA KONKANI AKADEMI - promoting the development of Konkani language ...
BOOKS PUBLISHED BY GOA KONKANI AKADEMI : 1. KONKANI SHUDDHALEKHANACHE NEM Goa Konkani Akademi - Rs.4 2. ENGLISH-KONKANI-HINDI VOCUBULARY Chandrakant Keni - Rs.25 3. GONYCHEA LOKVEDACHO RUPKAR ...

GOA KONKANI AKADEMI - promoting the development of Konkani language ...
The official website of GOA KONKANI AKADEMI - the apex body involved in promoting the development of Konkani language, literature and culture. . . Aims & Objectives Sections Books Published Schemes Office ...

Summer Vacation programmes for Konkani Youths in India
MESSAGE FROM VISHWA KONKANI SARDAR BASTI VAMAN SHENOY Dear Konkani brethren , Wish you, your family a very Happy Diwali .   Please convey our DIWALI GREETINGS to all the members and their family ...



Commercial resources on Konkani

Konkani (Devanagari: ?????? ko?ka?i) is a language of India, and belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. It is derived from European languages, and includes a significant vocabulary derived from various Dravidian languages. It has been relatively free of influences from other languages with the exception of Portuguese (particularly in areas of Goa), some Kannada and Marathi. There is disagreement on the relationship between Konkani and its neighbouring language Marathi - whether Konkani is a predecessor of Marathi, a language derived from Marathi, or a cousin language of Marathi that evolved simultaneously.

The Konkani language is spoken widely in the Konkan region consisting of Goa, south coastal Maharashtra, coastal Karnataka and Kerala, each region having a unique dialect and pronunciation style. The language was brought to these areas by Hindu Konkani and Christian Konkani speakers in three waves of migration. The first migration occurred during the Portuguese inquisition of Goa during the early years of Portuguese rule. The second wave of migration was during the 1571 war with the Sultan of Bijapur. The third wave of migration happened during the wars of 1683-1740 with the Marathas. To this day the temple of the Kula Deva (Family Deity) of most Konkani people living outside Goa, can be found within Goa. In areas controlled by the Portuguese during the inquisition (~1560 - 1774), some temples were destroyed by the Portuguese and churches built over them. Konkanis smuggled their deities across the Zuari River into what was then territory ruled by the Adil Shah of Gulbarga. There the temples were maintained in small wooden shacks. After Goa's independence in 1961, Hindu Konkanis returned to Goa in large numbers and rebuilt their temples.

Konkani is written in a number of scripts. The dominant ones are Devanagari and Roman, which originated during the Portuguese rule. The Kannada script is used amongst the Konkani population of Karnataka. Malayalam script is used by the expatriate Konkani community, centred around the city of Cochin in Kerala state. In recent years, many of these communities have started producing publications in the widely-known Devanagari script as well as the Roman.

The Konkani language had been in danger of dying out the progressive Westernisation of the Indian subcontinent (including the strong Portuguese influence in Goa from the 16th century) has resulted in English being widely spoken among Catholics, while local influence has led to Marathi being widely adopted by Konkani Hindus living in coastal Maharashtra. This trend was arrested in 1985 by a strong Konkani movement in Goa that had broad support from both religious groups. Konkani is now widely spoken in Goa, and is the official state language. It has since been given official language status in the Indian Constitution.

The first known printed book in Konkani was written by an English Jesuit priest, Thomas Stephens, and entitled Doutrina Christam (The Doctrine of Christ) (1622). As part of the Portuguese Inquisition, attempts were made to systematically christianize Konkani culture. This included the destruction of temples, which were also the repositories of written scriptures and other works.




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