February 9, 2010
Another point of contention in Goa is about the Konkani language. Some maintain that it is derived from Marathi, others argue that it came from Dravidian origins, and still others think it belongs to the same group of languages that Bengali comes from.
I am not sure about the origins, although I plan on doing some research while I am here. However, I am sure that most of the participants in this discussion are in it for political reasons – to devalue the history of the Konkan people to raise their own value.