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(känərēz`) or


(kä`nədə), Dravidian language of India. See Dravidian languagesDravidian languages
, family of about 23 languages that appears to be unrelated to any other known language family. The Dravidian languages are spoken by more than 200 million people, living chiefly in S and central India and N Sri Lanka.
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(self-designation, Kannadiga), a people in southern India; the major part of the population of the state of Mysore.

There are 22 million Kanarese (1970 estimate). They speak Kannada, a Dravidian language. Most of the Kanarese are Hindus, although there are also some Jains, Christians, and Muslims (the last only in the cities). The chief occupations of the Kanarese are farming (rice, millet, cotton, sugarcane), livestock raising (oxen, buffaloes, small cattle), handicrafts (pottery, wood carving), industrial labor, and work on coffee and other plantations.


Narody Iuzhnoi Azii. Moscow, 1963. Pages 627—43
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The other important aspect is that students studying in Kannada language as a medium of instruction had higher fear scores, indicating that studying in Kannada medium they may have felt inferior to their counterparts in English medium.
This is reason for serious doubt about the author's familiarity with the Kannada language, as well as about the knowledge of his primary informant(s) and the quality of his communications with them.
When scholars like Kalburgi, who had studied both the vachana movement and the cultural history of the Kannada language, try to tell them "this is not your religion", they had called him a blasphemer and filed innumerable legal cases.
At the recently held Kannada Sahitya Sammelan, Kambar said dubbing would help in the development of the Kannada language. His comments have raised a few eyebrows, and have particularly infuriated Prem.
Speaking on the work of Ananthamurthy, writer and jury member Elif Batuman said, " He is one of the most important representatives of the ' Navya' or ' New Movement' in the literature of Kannada language.
Kamalaksha Amin has been selected for the 2011 International Aryabhatta Award for his contribution to Kannada language and culture in a foreign land.
In this case, the state government has decided to call the city Bengaluru, which translates from the local Kannada language as "the place of boiled beans".
The Kannada language is spoken in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, which has a thriving film industry.
Muscat : A book written by Muscat resident Kavitha Ramakrishna in Kannada language (spoken in the Indian state of Karnataka) about Oman is ready for release.
According to reports, "Veeram" might get remade in Kannada language as Kannada producer K Manju has reportedly acquired the remake rights of the film, even before its release.
She is acting as a promoter of Kannada language in a commercial film titled ' Prarthane' ( Prayer ).