Maharashtrian Konkani

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Maharashtrian Konkani
महाराष्ट्रीय कोंकणी
महाराष्ट्रीय कोकणी
Native to India
Region Konkan
Native speakers
2.4 million (2001 census)[1]
Dialects Thakri, Parabhi, Koli, Kiristanv, Kunbi, Agri Dhangari, Karadhi, Sangameshwari, Bankoti, Maoli
Language codes
ISO 639-3 knn
Glottolog konk1267[2]
Venn diagram of the ISO designations of the Konkani languages

Maharashtrian Konkani more commonly spelt as Maharashtrian Kokani is a group of dialects spoken in the Konkan region. It is often mistakenly extended to cover Goan Konkani, which is part of a distinct language, because speakers of both refer to their language as simply "Konkani". George Abraham Grierson refers to this dialect as the Konkan Standard of Marathi in order to differentiate it from the Konkani language.[3] The dialects which make up Maharashtrian Konkani are Parabhi, Koli, Kiristanv, Kunbi, Agri, Dhangari, Thakri, Karadhi, Sangameshwari, Bankoti and Maoli. These varieties form a gradual continuum between standard Marathi and Goan Konkani, but are considered by some linguists to be a dialect of Marathi.

See also[edit]

Malvani language


  1. ^ Maharashtrian Konkani at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Konkani". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Konkani Detailed Description —