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Extinct: no
Family: Dravidian
Branch: Southern
Continent: Asia
Country: India
 
Region: Karnataka; Andhra Pradesh; Tamil Nadu; Maharashtra.
Countries Where Spoken: India
Countries Where Official: India
   
Native Speakers: 35,346,000
Speakers Total: 44,000,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Kannada at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Kannada at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Kannada: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Kannada: 0
  
Three Letter Code: KJV
Alternative Names: KANARESE, CANARESE, BANGLORI, MADRASSI
Dialects:
 
Summary: About 20 dialects; Badaga may be one. National language. SOV. Literacy rate in first language: 60%. Literacy rate in second language: 60%. Kannada script is similar to Telugu script. Hindu, Muslim, Christian. Bible 1831-1998.
 

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