I love to speak my mother tongue Malvani Konkani. Specially with the people of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa and Karnataka. Few years back me and my friends Vishal Kumar from Manglore, Sachin Patwardhan from Ratnagiri, Hrishikesh Prabhu from kudal, Ganesh from Karwar started a blog http://konkanionline.blogspot.com/ to unite all konkani's from different states. Our Konkani language have different flavors still we manage to understand wat others r speaking.
When I listen Vishal's Manglore Konkani I understood everything. Same with the Vishal, he understood everything which I told him in Malvani. Cross border Communication is very important. Chitpavani and Malvani are very similar like sisters. Where Muslim Konkani and Bhandari Konkani are also same. As per the Kalelkar Classification which is standard classification, Konkani is classified in three types Southern Konkani, Central Konkani and Northern Konkani. Chitpavani, Malvani, Sngmeshwari, Agari, Muslim, bhandari konkani are the subtypes of Northern Konkani which are very similar in nature. Chitpavan Brahmin left ther language many years back. They adopted Marathi. But still other castes people speaks konkani (different dialects in different regions) in ther home.
आता थोडासा मालवणीत. भाषेचा संवर्धन ह्या जागतिक स्तरावर एक आव्हान आसा. प्रत्येकान आपली भाषा जपूक व्हयी. दुसऱ्या भाषेबद्दल असूया न बाळगता. जिथे गरज असता तिथे ती भाषा वापरणा गरजेचा असता पण त्येका लागान आपली भाष मरपाक दिव नकात. प्रत्येकान आपापली भाषा जपली तर ह्या देशातले हाजारो भाषा आपोआपच जपले जातले. मगे खयच्या आंतरराष्ट्रीय मदतीची गरज नाय. धन्यवाद.