Kundagannada dialect

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Kundagannada or Kundapura Kannada[1] is a dialect of Kannada[2] Spoken in Kundapura Taluk of Udupi district, Karnataka.[1] Some people who speak this language claim that the Kundapura Kannada has maintained original Kannada and chaste Kannada that has not been much influenced by other languages.[1]

It is also called as Kota Kannada as it is spoken by people of Kota and Kota brahmins of Karnataka.

Kundagannada is spoken by majority of people north of Udupi taluk which comprises Kundapura and Byndoor.

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