- a region in SW India, on the Deccan Plateau. About 60,000 sq. mi. (155,400 sq. km).
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The Canarese, who inhabit Canara, on the west coast of India.The Lusiad
Lus de Cames
Finally we arranged with a British India steamer, the Canara, that it should 'deviate' and deposit us there for a consideration.Southern Arabia
Like all Brahmin women in Canara, they are fond of wearing sweet-scented flowers in their hair.
After burial or cremation, a mound (dhupe) is, as among other castes in Canara, made over the spot.
She is the most popular deity in Canara, represented under the most frightful form, and worshipped with bloody rites.
- a variant spelling of Kanara
- a region of SW India, in Karnataka on the Deccan Plateau and the W Coast. Area: about 155 000 sq km (60 000 sq miles)
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