Showing posts with label Kannada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kannada. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Kannada Language?

 

 

Kannada is one of the four Dravidian languages (the others being Tamil, Telegu, and Malayalam), all of which are spoken in southern India.

Kannada is the most widely spoken language in contemporary Karnataka, one of the "linguistic" states established after India's independence in 1947 to bring people who spoke the same language and had a same culture under one state administration.

Despite its recent political importance, Kannada has a long history as a literary and cultural language, and is especially significant as the language of the Lingayat religious community's devotional (bhakti) poetry.

Also see Tamil language. 


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