Konkani / Kokani Muslims are a Muslim sub-ethnic group of Maharashtrian Muslims living in the Konkan region of India. They speak the Konkani language. A good number of them live in Mumbai. There is a large Konkani Muslim diaspora community of economic migrants working in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, the UK, the USA, South Africa and East Africa (where they have been established for almost a century).
Muslims from the Maharashtrian districts of Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg as well as from the state of Goa are generally regarded as Konkani Muslims. The Muslims of Southern Raigad and Ratnagiri district speak a dialect of the Marathi language called Bankoti/Sangameshwari, while those from southern Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Goa speak the Konkani language. Muslim people of south Sindhudurg near Malvan and the former Maratha princely states of Sawantwadi and Oros speak a dialect of Marathi / Konkani called Málvani language. The main food of Kokni Muslims is non-vegetarian, mostly seafood. Its staple food is rice and bread made of rice (preferred at dinners) with fish and lentils or vegetables. It is mainly influenced by Maharashtrian cuisine.
A small number of Konkani Muslims are also settled in the city of Karachi in Pakistan, particularly in the Kokan Cooperative Housing Society in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.
They predominantly adhere to the Shafi'i Madhab, unlike most Muslims from the South Asia who are Hanafis.