or Ca·na·rese

[kah-nuh-reez, -rees, kan-uh-]
noun, plural Ka·na·rese.
  1. one of a Dravidian people living mainly in the state of Karnataka, in southwest India.
  2. Kannada.

Origin of Kanarese

First recorded in 1830–40; Kanar(a) + -ese
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  1. plural -rese a member of a people of S India living chiefly in Kanara
  2. the language of this people; Kannada
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