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The influence of other languages on Konkani?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 05 Mar '13 10:19 am
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Konkani, the language of Goa and of many diaspora on the western coast of India, has come into contact with many local languages and incorporated words from these languages in it.

With the Kannada Kadambas ruling Goa and its close proximity to Maharashtra a lot of Kannada and Marathi words have been incorporated.

The Konkani community with its trade links with the Arabs and Persians have also incorporated many Arabic and Persian words into their vocabulary.

A large section of the Konkani community have resided in the canara and Malabar Coasts and have thus incorporated many Kannada and Malayalam words.

With Portuguese colonisation a large number of Portuguese loan words have been incorporated into Konkani. Also with the use of English as the Lingua franca and with South Canara coming under British Occupation many English words are also incorporated and have even replaced Portuguese words.
Answered by Quest, 05 Mar '13 10:20 am

 
  
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Konkani is really a great language.

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Answered by raghavendra, 06 Mar '13 12:28 pm

 
  
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There are many wordd from other languages
Answered by anantharaman, 05 Mar '13 12:41 pm

 
  
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