Kannada dialects

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Kannada
Kannada–Badaga
Geographic
distribution
South India
Linguistic classificationDravidian
Subdivisions
Glottologbada1263

Kannada dialects, in the broad sense incorporating the Kannada–Badaga languages, are spoken in and around Karnataka. Apart from literary Kannada, used in television, news and literature, there are many spoken dialects.

Kannada dialects[edit]

Dialects of Kannada proper fall into four groups:[1]

Coastal dialects
Mangalore Kannada, Halakki, Barkur, Havyaka, Kundagannada, Sirsi Kannada, Ankola Kannada, Komarpant, Malenadu Kannada, Nadava Gannada ( Kannada ).
Northern
Dharwad Kannada, Gulbarga Kannada, Vijayapura Kannada
South-western
Arebhashe, Tiptur Kannada, Rabakavi, Nanjangudu Kannada
South Karnataka
Aruvu, Bangalore Kannada, Chamarajanagar Kannada, Mandya kannada, Banakal

Kannada languages[edit]

Badaga is the Kannada-related language spoken by the Badaga community in the Nilgiri region in Tamil Nadu.[2]

Urali, Holiya and Sholaga are also close to Kannada.

Scholars of Kannada languages[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michail Andronov, 2003. A comparative grammar of the Dravidian languages
  2. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011Census/Language_MTs.html