Kannada

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Banglori, Canarese, Kanarese, Madrassi
Population

37,700,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 37,739,040.

Location

Karnataka; Andhra Pradesh; Tamil Nadu; Maharashtra. Also in Canada, United States.

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Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in West Bengal (1950, Constitution, Schedule VIII).

Dialects

Aine Kuruba, Bellary, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Jeinu Kuruba, Kumta, Nanjangud. About 20 dialects; Badaga may be one.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

9,000,000 L2 speakers.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 60%. Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Fully developed. Bible: 1831–2000.
Writing
Braille script. Kannada script, primary usage.
Other Comments

Hindu, Muslim, Christian.