Definition of Kanarese in English:

Kanarese

Line breaks: Kan¦ar|ese
Pronunciation: /ˌkanəˈriːz
 
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(also Canarese)

noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of a people living mainly in Kanara, a district in SW India.
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    • The great majority of Kanarese (85.9 percent) are Hindus, but 11.1 percent of the state's population is Muslim and 2.1 percent Christian.
    • These are Klings and not Kanarese, because the people of this province of Talimgo are more graceful.
  • 2 another term for Kannada.
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    • The Dravidian languages have all and the same word for medicine and gunpowder; in Tamil marundu, in Telugu mandu, in Kanarese maddu, and in Malayalam, maruna.
    • Beside the descriptive grammar based on the inscriptions there are numerous historical and comparative sections in the book, tracing the history of Kanarese.
    • Beals only spoke Kanarese so it was difficult for him to stay in a village where another language was spoken.

adjective

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  • Relating to Kanara, its people, or their language.
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    • I said above that the Kanarese alphabet is not quite suited to the Konkani language, because there are some sounds which cannot be expressed exactly by the Kanarese alphabet.
    • The society is committed to the promotion and publication of Kanarese literature.

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