Margao - Language

Language

Konkani is the most widely spoken language in Margao. Portuguese is still spoken and understood by a small number of people. English, Marathi and Hindi are also spoken and understood by the city's population. The dialect of Konkani in South Goa is different from that spoken in North Goa.

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