Kannada also known as Canarese or Kanarese is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Kannada people in India, mainly in the state of Karnataka and by linguistic minorities in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Goa. It is one of the scheduled languages of India and the official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka.

The Kannada alphabet was developed from the Kadamba script, descendant of Brahmi which was used between the 5th and 7th centuries AD. These scripts developed into the Old Kannada script, which by about 1500 had morphed into the Kannada and Telugu scripts. Under the influence of Christian missionary organizations, Kannada and Telugu scripts were standardized at the beginning of the 19th century.


Kannada is a Southern Dravidian language, and its history can be conventionally divided into three periods: Old Kannada from 450–1200 CE, Middle Kannada from 1200–1700, and Modern Kannada from 1700 to the present.

The oldest existing record of Kannada poetry is the Kappe Arabhatta record of AD 700 in Tripadi while Kavirajamarga by King Nripatunga Amoghavarsha I (AD 850) is the earliest existing literary work in Kannada. During the period between the 15th and 18th centuries, Hinduism had a great influence on Middle Kannada language and literature. During this period, the Sanskritic influence is present in most abstract, religious, scientific and rhetorical terms. Moreover several Hindi and Marathi words came into Kannada, chiefly relating to feudalism and militia. The Kannada works produced from the 19th century make a gradual transition and are classified as Hosagannada or Modern Kannada. Most notable among the modernists was the poet Nandalike Muddana whose writing may be described as the “Dawn of Modern Kannada”

Contemporary Kannada literature has been highly successful in reaching people of all classes in society. The language has produced a number of prolific and renowned poets and writers such as Kuvempu, Bendre, and V K Gokak.


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Kannada Proverb: ವಿಳಂಬದಿಂದ ಮಕರಂದ ವಿಷ” – By delay nectar is (turned into) poison.

Meaning: Opportunity unveiled becomes harmful. One should not delay.


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