KANNADA (ಕನ್ನಡ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of India, spoken predominantly in the state of Karnataka.
KANNADA, whose native speakers are called Kannadigas (ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು Kannadigaru),
number roughly 35 million, making it the 27th most spoken language in the world.
It is one of the official languages of India and the official and administrative language of
the state of Karnataka.
The KANNADA language is written using the KANNADA script. The other native languages of Karnataka, Tulu, Kodava Takk and Konkani are also written using the KANNADA script.
Based on the recommendations of the Committee of Linguistic Experts, appointed by the Ministry of Culture, the Government of India officially recognised KANNADA as a classical language.