Kanarese

Kanarese

[kah-nuh-reez, -rees, kan-uh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Kanara, a part of the Maharashtra province in W India.
noun, plural Kanarese.
2.
one of a Dravidian people living mainly in the state of Karnataka, in southwest India.
Also, Canarese.


Origin:
1830–40; Kanar(a) + -ese

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Kanarese or Canarese (ˌkænəˈriːz)
 
n , -rese
1.  a member of a people of S India living chiefly in Kanara
2.  the language of this people; Kannada
 
Canarese or Canarese
 
n

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