Sunday, August 21, 2005

Kannada

My exchange program will take place in the state of Karnataka where Kannada is the official and most widely spoken language.


While the official language of the Republic of India is Hindi (with English as a subsidiary official language extensively used in business and administration), states can specify their own official language(s) through legislation. There are currently 22 scheduled languages.


Kannada is a Southern Dravidian language which is written using the Kannada script. It is predominantly spoken in the state of Karnataka and to a smaller extent in the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Goa. The 2001 census recorded 38 million native Kannada speakers in India.


4 comments:

essr2@hotmail.com { stephan} said...

hey nice short topic but u probably need to change the way the picture is displayed... d pic is all messsed up

u can teel wat the actual kannada script is lik only when u highlight the pic...hope u correct dat

so long... ciao

Elise said...

U r right! But i tried to keep the right balance between pics and texts... Keep highlighting! ;o)

Céline said...

Rassure moi... tes cours seront en Anglais??

Sof said...

Divittu solapa mettige maathadi??? Anglais-Francais, ok ms Kannada-Francais, ca se complique... C'était pas le Chinois que tu apprenais???