Major Languages : Konkani, English, Hindi, Marathi
Official Language : Konkani
Belongs to : Dravidian Family of Languages
Sho For : Konkani rhyme books and Audio CDs
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Language is believed to be the first step to conviviality followed by the tone, pitch and way of expressing thoughts. To everyone's surprise, Konkani, the native language of Goa, creates an impeccable blend of all ideas and articulately offers a splendid linguistic delight to all its visitors. Undoubtedly a multi-lingual state, Goa portrays a harmonic mix of medieval and Portuguese culture on the wheels of modernity. Still caressing the Portuguese lingo up on its sleeves, the state surely knows how to entertain its guests. English is widely understood and spoken, thanks to a comprehensive Christian culture. Above all, Goa is a place where you feel like a home, not only because of the caring attitude of the people, but also because of the language, that pours honey in everyone's ears.
One should not be surprised to find that there are still people in Goa who speak Portuguese. Although their number is steadily curtailing, there is still a considerable who speak the language of Camoens. With a chequered history of thousands of years coloured by many nationals, it is indeed logical that you will find an indispensible essence of Portuguese on everybody's tongue. Besides, it was the official language of Goa till 1961 before liberation. Today, you can find families encouraging this euphonic dialect, carrying out regular household conversations in this foreign language.
Marathi and Konkani are the dominating languages of Goa. However Hindi, the national language is well spoken and easily inderstood in this palm-fringed land. Tracing their alphabets on the 'Devnagari' script, they resemble Hindi a lot in writing. Remember to get a book on Konkani rhymes narrating many interesting tales of bygone empires and grandfathers. You can even get some CDs of Konkani or Marathi folk songs that are melody to hear.
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