from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The Kannada language. No longer in current use.
- noun A member of a Kannada-speaking people of southwest India. No longer in current use.
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- noun a Dravidian language spoken in southern India
- noun a member of a Kannada-speaking group of people living chiefly in Kanara in southern India
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Appah Rao spoke in Kanarese, the language of the native Mysoreans.
The Tippoo did understand some French and he spoke the local Kanarese language well enough, but he preferred Persian for it reminded him that his lineage went back to the great Persian dynasties.
'What were you doing here?' the officer asked in Kanarese.
Sergeant Rothiere bellowed at them in a mix of French and Kanarese, and his sudden authority calmed the men who gathered around Colonel Gudin.
The best route to them is from Bombay to Honaurre by sea, _via_ Kawai, and on to Old Gairsoppa by river boat and palanquin to the "Jog," as the special points of interest (the "Falls") are called by the Kanarese.
Kanarese account of his life called Dibya-caritra.
Their founder was Basava (the vernacular form of Vrishabha) assisted by his nephew Channabasava,  whose exploits and miracles are recorded in two Purâṇas composed in Kanarese and bearing their respective names.
The sect, like the Śrî Vaishṇavas, is divided into two parties, the Vyasakutas who are conservative and use Sanskrit scriptures,  and the Dasakutas who have more popular tendencies and use sacred books written in Kanarese.
Some fragments of the Kanarese language have been found on
Kanarese, Tamil, and Telugu in their literary form owe much to the labours of Jain monks, and the Jain works composed in these languages, such as the