Kannadiga

Kannadiga

About Kannadiga

The Kannada or Kanarese people, known as the Kannadiga, are the people who natively speak the Kannada language. Kannadigas are mainly found in the state of Karnataka in India and in the neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra. The English plural is Kanarese, Kannadas, or Kannadigas. They are a Dravidian ethnic group. Kannadigas are people who speak Kannada, its variants or its dialects as their native language. The districts of Karnataka have mixed variations of dialects like Dharwad Kannada, Sankethi, Naddvara Kannada, Havigannada, Bengaluru Kannada, Are Bhashe, Mysooru Kannada, Kundagannada, etc. Janapadas of Soliga, Badaga and other tribes of Karnataka having rich contribution to Kannada literature have their own style.