Konkani voice-over production made simple
As an established Konkani voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Konkani Voice-Over Service and Konkani Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Konkani voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Konkani voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Konkani voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Konkani voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Konkani audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
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A short history of the Konkani language
Konkani belongs to the southern group of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It shares similarities with both western and eastern Indo-Aryan languages.
Dating back to around the 10th century, Konkani evolved from Shouraseni Prakit, primarily in the region of Gomantak in India – now Goa. The language was not greatly influenced by other languages until the 16th century, when Goa was captured by the Portuguese.
This led to the migration of many Konkani speakers to other parts of India, such as Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka. The development of Konkani in these communities was influenced by the local languages, including Kannada, Tulu, Kodava and Marathi.
There’s no doubt that the Konkani language (and people) suffered under Portuguese rule, but the Catholic church also contributed to its development by producing dictionaries and other literary works. Since 1962, when the Indian army overthrew the Portuguese, there has been a strong movement to re-vitalise Konkani as the regional language. Read more
Which countries have Konkani as a national language?
Konkani is one of the scheduled languages of the Indian Constitution, and the official language of the state of Goa. It is a minority language in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.
How many people speak Konkani as their first language?
It is estimated that almost 8 million people speak Konkani as their first language.
Did you know…
- Because of the migration of Konkanis to different parts of India after the arrival of the Portuguese, there are many different Konkani dialects. These are broadly classified into three groups – Northern Konkani (dialects spoken in Maharashtra), Central Konkani (dialects spoken in Goa) and Southern Konkani (dialects spoken in Karnataka).
- These dialects are written using different scripts. For example, in Goa the Devanagari script is used (but the Roman script is also popular); in Karnataka the Kannada script is used; in Kerala the Malayalam script is used; and in Maharashtra the Arabic script is used.
- The Konkani people are one of the most diverse ethnic communities in India, despite accounting for less than 1% of the country’s population. There are Konkani Hindus, Christians, Muslims and Siddis.
The Indian economy
India’s economy is the tenth largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third largest by PPP. India is the 19th largest exporter and the 10th largest importer in the world.
Due to its large population there is still a lot of poverty in the country, despite its economic success. Although India has a growing high-tech sector, around half of the population is employed in agriculture (plus forestry, logging and fishing).
Around 22% of the population work in industry (which accounts for 26% of the GDP), and 27% in the service sector. Over 20 million people work in textile manufacturing.
India was one of the founding members of the World Trade Organisation’s precursor, and is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the association of five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).