Definition of Kannada in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkänədə/


A Dravidian language related to Telugu and using a similar script. It is spoken by about 24 million people, mainly in Kanara and Karnataka in southwestern India. Also called Kanarese.
Example sentences
  • Among Indian readers, the largest number of responses came from readers whose first languages were Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu or Kannada.
  • The main languages of the South are: Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Tulu and Malayalam.
  • Anand sings bhajans and other devotional songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.


Relating to Kannada and its speakers.
Example sentences
  • These were some of the examples quoted by speakers during a debate on marital relations on a Kannada channel on Wednesday on the occasion of Ugadi.
  • The ‘big’ cinemas in Majestic, over which the resurgent Kannada film industry fought relentless battles, remained.
  • Shivaraj Kumar, eldest son of the Kannada thespian, Rajkumar, took to acting soon after he completed his B. Sc. from Madras University.


The name in Kannada.

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Syllabification: Kan·na·da

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