Kannada is a Southern Dravidian language predominantly spoken in the southwest Indian province of Karnataka. Ii has also found its patrons in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Goa and Kerala. Apart from these Kannadigas can be found in USA, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. As per a report generated in 2011, Kannada was spoken by over 56.4M, of whom 43 million were native speakers.
it is the sole official language of the state of Karnataka and also enjoys the status of being an administrative language there. It has been declared as an Indian classic language in 2011. It is also referred to as Banglori, Kanarese, Havyaka or Canarese.
Let’s now see if learning Kannada is an expensive thought in India.
For starters, it is important to keep in mind that the Indian country is divided into North India and South India. Both divisions have different types of languages. India is the hub of historic languages which are all derived from the godly language of Sanskrit. Even though they all find their roots in a single language, they still differ quite a lot from each other. First, we consider North India. In north India, almost all the languages which are spoken are very similar to the language of Hindi. On the other hand, these languages greatly differ from that of all the South Indian languages. In fact, it has many differences when compared to other South Indian languages.
Kannada, which is a very famous South Indian language specifically spoken in the state of Karnataka and extremely popular in the city of Bangalore, has many differences when compared to all the North Indian languages. Therefore if you try searching for a guide, tutor or classes to enrol in, it will most definitely be expensive in north India. Due to the lack of trainers of the Kannada language situated in north India, finding a good one will definitely be expensive. This is due to the fact that the demand is more,yet the supply is very little. Apart from just searching for a guide or a tutor, you also need to be sure that this guide or tutor is actually professional and is proficient in the language. Now when we move to South India, searching for a guide or a tutor or even classes to enrol on is going to be much easier and much cheaper. As previously mentioned, most of the South Indian languages are similar to each other. With that said they also have major differences.
If you are searching for a guide in South India and want it to be as cheap as possible, then I suggest searching in Karnataka. Obviously, it is the official language of the state, it will be very easy and effective to learn from a native themself. In fact, the natives of Karnataka will be more than happy to help you learn the language as we cherish their language quite a lot. You can’t seem to learn in the state of Karnataka when you can obviously look for it in the rest of the South Indian states. Again, it will not be as expensive as it would seem in north India but it will be a little more expensive as it would be in Karnataka. Therefore I believe, learning is not an expensive thought in India as even though it might seem a little expensive in North India, it is still a lot cheaper when compared to any foreign country.
The Tamil inscriptions going back to the 3rd to 1st centuries BC were found to contain Kannada words in writing for the first time. Kannada language’s oldest known manuscripts were written in the Brahmi script and date around 450 AD. Poetry in Kannada began around AD 700, and literary works were published in AD 850.
Kannada was written with the Tigalari alphabet from the 14th century which was written at Karnataka in the 12th century.