Kannada

noun

Kan·​na·​da ˈkä-nə-də How to pronounce Kannada (audio)
also
ˈka- How to pronounce Kannada (audio)
: the major Dravidian language of Karnataka, southern India

Examples of Kannada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These networks and offerings are in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and other languages. Rudie Obias, Variety, 8 July 2024 Adnan Sami Hailed as the Sultan of Music by the Times of India and awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, Adnan Sami performs Indian and Western music in Hindi, Urdu, English, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2024 Pan India film is a term usually used for films made in one of the four south Indian languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam – which is dubbed into Hindi and other languages and released across India and in overseas diaspora markets. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 16 Apr. 2024 The next three Indian languages that commissions are likely to be in are Bengali, Marathi and Kannada. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 All the films will also be available in versions dubbed in the other three southern Indian languages — Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada — and in most cases in northern Indian language Hindi as well. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 17 Jan. 2024 All the films will also be available in versions dubbed in the other three southern Indian languages — Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada — and in most cases in northern Indian language Hindi as well. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 15 Jan. 2024 In truth, Sabu, whose mother tongue was Kannada, was reciting his lines phonetically. Hazlitt, 29 Nov. 2023 Reinterpretations are in the Kannada, Zulu, Mandarin, Armenian, Pashto, Urdu and Hindi languages, among others. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 5 Aug. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Kannada kannaḍa

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kannada was in 1856

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“Kannada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kannada. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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