Canarese

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Canarese a member of a Kannada-speaking group of people living chiefly in Kanara in southern India
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Canarese Pertaining to Canara, a district of British India.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • canarese Of or pertaining to either of two districts in western India, called respectively North and South Canara (or Kanara).
    • n canarese singular and plural A native or natives of either of these districts.
    • n canarese A language of the Dravidian group, nearly allied to Telugu, being one of several languages spoken in these districts, and over a large tract as far north as Bidar. Also called Karnata.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Canarese kan-a-rēz′ pertaining to Canara in western India
    • n Canarese a native thereof: the language of the Dravidian group, allied to Telegu.—Also Kanarese′
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Usage

In literature:

They were swine of Canarese.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
They speak a dialect of Canarese.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
The Canarese area comprises the Mysore State, and the British Districts of Canara, Dharwar and Belgaum.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Vakkaliga, Canarese, South India (mixed Alpine).
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
The caste come from the south and speak a dialect of Canarese.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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