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Is Kannada an endangered language?

Is Kannada an endangered language?

BANGALORE: Survey by People’s Linguistic Survey of India says of the 10 endangered languages in the state, 8 are potentially endangered -Koraga , Irula , Soliga , Badaga , Yerava , Gouli , Bettakuruba and Jenukuruba . * These include Kannada and minority languages like Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Dakhni, Sankethi and Beary.

How many years old is Kannada?

Kannada is the second oldest of the four major Dravidian languages with a literary tradition. The oldest Kannada inscription was discovered at the small community of Halmidi and dates to about 450 ce. The Kannada script evolved from southern varieties of the Ashokan Brahmi script.

What is special about Kannada?

Kannada being one of the most unique languages originated and spoken in India is also the queen of all the languages of the World. It is the mother of many languages that are spoken now across the globe.

Which language is popular in Karnataka?

Kannada, the language used in Karnataka, is recognised by the Indian Constitution as one of the principal languages of the country. Kannada is the mother-tongue for the majority of the people in Karnataka.

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Is Tamil older than Kannada?

BANGALORE: Reputed theatre personality Master Hiranniah on Saturday said that Tamil has a history of only 1,400 years whereas Kannada has a history of 2,000 years. Many great scholars like Mastivenkatesh Iyengar and Devudu composed brilliant literary works in Kannada though their mother tongue was not Kannada.

Is Kannada the best language?

As far as the world ranking of languages is concerned, Kannada stands 107th….It occupies the 10th place among Indian languages.

Language Spoken by (in millions) No. of Wikipedia pages
Gujarati 50 26,044
Punjabi 100 20,564
Kannada 38 19,070

Are Tulu and Kannada same?

Tulu is one of the prominent native languages of Karnataka, and is spoken by around 20 lakh people. Tulu is often misrepresented as a dialect of Kannada, even though it has its distinct features like Kannada and Malayalam, says AS Bhandary, president of Tulu Sahithya Academy.