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Konkani

Konkani is an Indo-Aryan language and belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. It is spoken in parts of the west coast of India called Konkan. with approximately 7.6 million speakers of its two individual languages: Konkani and Gomantaki.

It includes a significant number of loan words derived from Dravidian languages . It has influences from many languages. Konkani does not have a unique script. Scripts of the other regional languages where its speakers inhabit are used; although Devanagiri has been mandated as the official script.

Konkani is the official language in the state of Goa and is included in the list of National Languages of India.

Konkani is a language rich in morphology and syntax. It cannot be described as a stress language nor as a tone language. Like the other Indo-Aryan languages, it has both long and short vowels and syllables with long vowels may appear to be stressed.

The Konkani language has 16 basic vowels (excluding equal number of long vowels), 36 consonants, 5 semi - vowels, 3 sibilants, 1 aspirate and lots of diphthongs. Different types of nasal vowels is a special feature of the Konkani language. Hence representation Konkani language as it is pronounced, using any of the existing script in India is difficult. As far as most of the languages of India are concerned, they have about five to seven basic vowels excluding long vowels and diphthongs.

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