Malvani language

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Malvani is a dialect of Konkani with significant Marathi influences and loanwords.[1] Though Malvani does not have a unique script, script of Devnagari language is used. Devanagari is used by most of the speakers. Malvani is very popular language used for sarcastic newspaper articles and local folk stage dramas known as Dashavatar.

Pronunciationmalvaɳi (standard)
malvani (popular)
Native toIndia
Regionmalvan, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, Goa
Native speakers
870,000[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Difference from standard MarathiEdit

All pronouns have a change from la to ka. Words in Marathi for "yes", "this", "that", "where", "here", "there", have different Malvani counterparts. Other grammatical nuances differ from standard-spoken Marathi.

Geographical distributionEdit

Malvani is spoken in the southern part of Konkan Vibhag[2] i.e. Sindhudurg district; chiefly in the talukas of sindhudurg district, i.e. Devgad, Vaibhavwadi, Malvan, Kudal, Kankavli, Sawantwadi, Dodamarg and Vengurla. The language is also spoken in North Goa, especially Pernem taluka. The Census Board of India counts Malvani as a Konkani dialect (which is official language of State of Goa). According to Census Board of India, there are around 46851 Malwani speakers throughout the country, with 24 Lakh (2.4 million) Konkani living speakers. According to unofficial reports, around 8,68,825 (868,825) Malvani speakers live throughout the Sindhudurg district. It is very famous language in the southern Konkan region of Maharashtra state.

Malvani Konkani in popular cultureEdit

The first ever Drama (Natak) was Vastraharan got Huge Popularity was play of Machhindra Kambli. The Zee Marathi channel's 2016 serial Ratris Khel Chale was a Complete Malvani Style horrer Serial. As well as new serial Gav Gata Gazali becomes popular nowadays which based on Malvani Culture & Lifestyle. Also there are many movies and documentaries made in Malvani language which are famous showing lifestyle of people in Konkan region, Nature and culture.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Gangaram Gavankar (27 February 2008). "आमची मालवणी" [Aamchi Malvani]. Maharashtra Times. (in Malvani). Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ Sushila Marathe (27 September 2009). "मराठी भाषा" [Marathi Bhasha] (in Marathi). Sampadak Mandal. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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