Definition of Kannada in English:

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Kannada

Pronunciation: /ˈkanədə/

noun

[mass noun]
A Dravidian language related to Telugu and using a similar script, spoken by about 43 million people, mainly in Karnataka in SW 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.

adjective

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.

Origin

The name in Kannada.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Kan|nada

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