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ˈkɑ nə də, ˈkæn ə-kan·na·da

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kannada, Kanaresenoun

    a Dravidian language spoken in southern India


  1. Kannadanoun

    The Dravidian language that is the official language of the state of Karnataka, South India.


  1. Kannada

    Kannada (; ಕನ್ನಡ, [ˈkɐnːɐɖa]), previously also known as Canarese, is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by the people of Karnataka in southwestern India, with minorities in all neighbouring states. It has around 47 million native speakers, and was additionally a second or third language for around 13 million non-native speakers in Karnataka. Kannada was the court language of a number of dynasties of south and central India, namely the Kadambas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadava Dynasty or Seunas, Western Ganga dynasty, Wodeyars of Mysore, Nayakas of Keladi Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara empire. The official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka, it also has scheduled status in India and has been included among the country's designated classical languages.The Kannada language is written using the Kannada script, which evolved from the 5th-century Kadamba script. Kannada is attested epigraphically for about one and a half millennia and literary Old Kannada flourished in the 6th-century Ganga dynasty and during the 9th-century Rashtrakuta Dynasty. Kannada has an unbroken literary history of over a thousand years. Kannada literature has been presented with 8 Jnanapith awards, the most for any Dravidian language and the second highest for any Indian language. In July 2011, a center for the study of classical Kannada was established as part of the Central Institute of Indian Languages in Mysore to facilitate research related to the language.


  1. kannada

    Kannada is a Dravidian language primarily spoken in the southwestern region of India, largely in the state of Karnataka. It is the native language of the Kannada people and serves as one of the official languages of India. Kannada script, which evolved from ancient Brahmi script, is used for writing this language. Also, Kannada can refer to anything related to Karnataka including its culture, people, cuisine, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. Kannada

    A language spoken in India especially a southern state of Karnataka.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 3, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kannada in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kannada in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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