Definition of Kanarese in English:

Kanarese

Syllabification: Ka·na·rese
Pronunciation: /ˌkänəˈrēz
 
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noun (plural same)

1A member of a people living mainly in Kanara, a district in southwestern 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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