Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to Kanara or Canara, a district of India.
  • proper n. The Kannada language.

Etymologies

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Canara +‎ -ese

Examples

  • The whole Indian peninsula south of the Vindhyas, save for a part of Maharashtra (Nasik and Pratishthana) easily accessible from Malwa and already Aryanized, was occupied by Dravidians: Canarese-speakers on the northwest, Telugu-speakers on the east, and Tamil-speakers in the Carnatic.

    c. South India

  • The Rashtrakuta dynasty of Canarese kings, already enthroned in North Berar (631) and in Gujarat (c. 700), was elevated to empire by Dantidurga, who soon overthrew the Chalukyas.

    753-973

  • To the same Canarese dynasty, if not to the same reign, belong the equally classic Saiva sculptures of the cave-temples at Elephanta (an island in Bombay harbor).

    753-973

  • _ -- The Brahmans of the Carnatic, or the Canarese country.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • The Lad subcaste is from Gujarat, while the Lingayats originally belonged to the Telugu and Canarese country.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • The Canarese area comprises the Mysore State, and the British

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • A copy of the Canarese Bible, printed at the Wesleyan Mission

    Old Daniel

  • Bibles in the Canarese language, which was the language spoken by

    Old Daniel

  • The Scriptures are translated into the Canarese language, and may be had everywhere at a very cheap rate indeed.

    Old Daniel

  • After taking an extensive survey of the place, I returned to the first gate, and seeing a large shop, open to the street, unoccupied, I took possession of it, and requested the young man above mentioned to read part of a Canarese tract which he had in his hand.

    Old Daniel

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