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 (kăn′ə-rēz′, -rēs′)
n. pl. Kanarese
1. The Kannada language. No longer in current use.
2. A member of a Kannada-speaking people of southwest India. No longer in current use.

[Alteration of Kannada Kannaḍa + -ese.]
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(ˌkænəˈriːz) or


npl -rese
1. (Peoples) a member of a people of S India living chiefly in Kanara
2. (Languages) the language of this people; Kannada
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kanarese - a member of a Kannada-speaking group of people living chiefly in Kanara in southern India
Dravidian - a member of one of the aboriginal races of India (pushed south by Caucasians and now mixed with them)
2.Kanarese - a Dravidian language spoken in southern India
South Dravidian - a Dravidian language spoken primarily in southern India
Badaga - the dialect of Kannada that is spoken by the Badaga
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The prerequisite of a nation is that the most vital need of the day is to create among the mass of the people the sense of a common nationality the feeling not that they are Indians first and Hindus, Mohamedans or Sindhis and Kanarese afterwards but that they are Indians first and Indians last (Ambedkar 1982: 317).
It has been referred with various regional terminologies such as arugampullu (Tamil), garikoihallu (Kanarese), haritali (Sanskrit), durua (Marathi), garikagoddi (Telugu), durba (Bengali), and dhubkhabbal (Punjabi).
In different Indian languages Xanthium is known as banokra, chota dhatura, chota gokhru, kuthua (Hindi) godrian (Gujrati), aristha, itara, kambu-vanamalini, sarpakshi (Sanskrit), dumundi, dutundi (Marathi), maruloomatham (Tamil), maruluummatti (Kanarese), and marulam athangi (Telugu).