Kannada, Kannaḍa: 2 definitions



Kannada means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

The Kannaḍa language during the rule of Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1215 A.D.).—Though their rulers, the Śilāhāras, were Kannaḍa-speaking, the territorial terms in vogue in the country under their rule were derived from. Sanskrit. In the country above the ghāṭs, however, Kannaḍa was the language of most of the inhabitants. So the territorial terms in that region were derived from Kannaḍa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kannaḍa.—written in English as Kanarese; language and alphabet of the Kannaḍr3gas, i. e. the people of Karṇāta (Sans- krit form of Kannada). Note: kannaḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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