Kannada Language

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Kannada Language

Kannada is one of the first Dravidian ‘languages’ and has an antiquity of not less than two thousand years. Kannada is one among the first 30 most spoken ‘languages’ in the world; spoken mostly in the state of Karnataka, India and by more than 50 million speakers all over the world. Kannada belongs to the Southern Dravidian language family; usually the history of Kannada language can be divided into three primary times as follows. Kannada is the major and administrative language in Karnataka, India. It is also spoken in the nearby state of Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There are several Kannada speakers in the UK, USA, UAE and Canada and in Australia too; the number is approximated to achieve nearly 50 million. It is one of the 30 ‘languages’ on the world with regards to the biggest member. The program is also known as Kannada which seems to have been resulting from Kharosti and Brahmi, the ancient Indian scripts.


The speakers are mainly Hindus, a lot of Muslims and Christian in the state use Kannada at least as their additional language. The language has a varied utilization and is spoken in at least 20 different determined ‘languages’ within Karnataka. The feature and design varies a lot when we move from one place to the other. The fictional language is pretty consistent through out the state and used mostly in formal activities. The language has a great antiquity of not less than 2000 years; a wealthy heritage of fictional performs that is at least 1500 years of age. There are sources in history that Kannada had resolved and taken over in the places between the river basins of Godavari in its northern border and Kaveri in the southern. The language is very much innovative and is phonetic in characteristics? Only some fragmented sources could be created of this period and the recorded information are mostly unknown. Over 30000 identities have been determined having old Kannada published on them, the first being the wording by Kongunivarma of Ganga empire about 250 AD in the old Mysore area.

The Halegannada period represents a starting in about 450 AD; the referrals could be created of Halmidi inscription where there is a quotation of Kannada being used as a formal language. Apart from rock identities sources could be created of copper plate identities and identities on coins. Amoghavarsha Nrupatunga, the popular Rastrakuta ruler’s Kavirajamarga 850 AD, the triplet metered poetic work of Kappe Aryabhata 700 AD, Vaddaradhane 900 AD by Shivakotyacharya are the well known literary works of the period. Pampa, Ranna and Ponna are the significant poets. The Nadugannada period is outlined by extreme changes, more recent types of structure such as Ragale, a kind of empty verse and meters such as Shatpadi, a 6 range poetry, Vachana and also Sangathya. The literature of this period is affected by Hinduism and Jainism. Harihara, Raghavanka, Kumara Vyasa and Janna are the significant poets; Basavanna, Allama Prabhu and Akka Mahadevi are the significant exponents of the Vachana literature.

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