Kannada is a Dravidian language spoken primarily in Karnataka State in South India, and it has a literature that dates from the ninth century. Kannada has a population of about 38 million speakers, and it is spoken not only in Karnataka, but, to some extent, in the neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra. The literacy rate in Kannada is estimated to be about 60%. Kannada is written with its own script, which is similar to the script used in Telugu. The script is also used for writing Tulu.


Course Offerings

  • KAND 0100/5100 Beginning Kannada I
  • KAND 0200/5200 Beginning Kannada II
  • KAND 0300/5300 Intermediate Kannada I
  • KAND 0400/5400 Intermediate Kannada II
  • KAND 1500/5500 Advanced Kannada: Selected Topics

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Viji Swaminathan