from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of Konkani.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Konkanis.


  • While the people of Maharashtra use the term Gudi Padwa for this festival and the Konkanis use Sanvsar Padvo (sanvsar derived from samvatsar meaning year) the people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka term the same festival, observed on the same day, Ugadi.

    Gudi Padwa – Bandra Gaothan « bollywoods most wanted photographerno1 2008

  • Konkanis has been keeping this away from us for too long.

    Leafy thin - Paan Pole 2007

  • Sonu - Maharashtrians and Konkanis too share a love for combined tastes/ flavors with Gujratis.

    Travel weary - Osaman 2007

  • There's a theory that Konkanis might have originally hailed from Far east :- There are too many similarities thats for sure

    Gold Rush 2007

  • Rather than eating serials everyday, I believe we Konkanis have same type of wheat and rice products and more natural.

    The right start - Taushe Dhodak 2006

  • Vani - :-D yes, I think Konkanis might resist gold but never daali tauy!

    Comfort Food - Daali Tauy 2006

  • Konkanis are the most multilingual of all Indian ethnic groups, while Hindi-speakers, Tamils and the Bengalis are the most linguistically constrained.

    The Times of India 2010

  • Not surprisingly, given the geographical spread of the Konkanis, Kannada and Marathi were the other languages most of them spoke and English was the third most common subsidiary language among them.

    The Times of India 2010

  • Like the Konkanis, the Sindhis are substantially multilingual, about threefourths speaking at least one more language and a third of them speaking two more languages.

    The Times of India 2010

  • The estimate is that there are 10,000 to 12,000 words in Konkani, the tongue spoken by Konkanis in South

    Daily News & Analysis 2010


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.