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Karnataka

[ kahr-naht-uh-kuh ]
/ kɑrˈnɑt ə kə /
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noun
a state in S India. 70,051 sq. mi. (191,791 sq. km). Capital: Bengaluru.
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Formerly Mysore.

Origin of Karnataka

First recorded in 1955–60; origin uncertain; perhaps from Kannada karu nādu “elevated land,” or kal nādu “rock land”
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British Dictionary definitions for Karnataka

Karnataka
/ (kəˈnɑːtəkə) /

noun
a state of S India, on the Arabian Sea: consists of a narrow coastal plain rising to the South Deccan plateau; mainly agricultural. Capital: Bangalore. Pop: 52 733 958 (2001). Area: 191 791 sq km (74 051 sq miles)Former name (1956–73): Mysore
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