Talk:Kannada Brahmins

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the kannada language is a dravidian language.which implies that this is the language spoken in the dravidian regions of india. it doesnt mean that only dravidians have the license to talk this language.karnataka is a home to many indo-european people like coorgis,konkanis,coastal kannadigas(like bunts),who speak kannada. so there is no mention that kannada is a indo european language.just because some brahmins have adopted kannada or tamil as their mother toungue,doesnt change the ethnicity or origin of the language--Jayanthv86 05:23, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

  • I wouldn't be as dramatic as the above person, but I do agree with him or her. It's a well-proven fact that the Kannada language is a Dravidian language that has absorbed many Sanskrit words. This has been studied and studied and studied by linguists and historians around the world. Whoever keeps lumping Kannada in the Indo-European category, please stop...

Indo-European peoples[edit]

What does the above word mean? As far as I know, Indo-European is a linguistic identity. As the name suggests Kannada Brahmins must be Dravidian people. Yes, Konkani Brahmins are Indo-European people but not Kannada, Tulu Brahmins of Karnataka.

If somebody wants to project the Eastern European(or Cental Asian or Middle Eastern ...whatever) admixture in Brahmins in Karnataka, he should cite some study mention so.

Manjunatha (5 Nov 2005)

One must not confuse language with ethnicity. Iyengars, Iyers are Indo aryans though they speak tamil. Coorgis are not dravidians though they speak coorgi which is a dravidian language. Nobody has tried to prove that kannada is an indo european language. It is as dravidian as tamil or malayalam. But the brahmins of karnataka, inspite of speakin a dravidian language are not genetically of dravidian raceJcavale 21:23, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Rahul Dravid[edit]

Rahul Dravid is not a Kannada Brahmin, but a Maharastrian Brahmin (Deshastha Brahmin)

Girish Karnad[edit]

Girish Karnad is Saraswat Brahman of Konkani mother tongue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:01, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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What is the point of the list of names, or indeed this entire article? Can you imagine us having a list of English-speaking Christians? What makes Kannada-speaking Brahmins notable as a group? - Sitush (talk) 10:10, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes, Kannada speaking Brahmins or Telugu speakig Brahmins or Hindi speaking Brahmins, (or of any caste) do not form a notable group. It is similar to classifying Hindi speaking Christians, English speaking Muslims etc., which looks rediculous. Interestingly, "Kannada Lingayats" or "Telugu Gouds" are not a homogeneous group! This article's encyclopedic value is dubious. Rayabhari (talk) 16:29, 21 June 2013 (UTC)