- Language: Kannada
- Alternate names: Kanarese, Canarese, Banglori, Madrassi, ಕನ್ನಡ, Kannaḍa
- Language code: kan
- Language family: Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Kannada
- Number of speakers: 35346000
- Script: Kannada script
Kannada is one of the major Dravidian languages of India, spoken predominantly in the southern state of Karnataka. Kannada, whose native speakers are called Kannadigas (ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು Kannadigaru), number roughly 35 million, making it the 27th most spoken language in the world. It is one of the official languages of India and the official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka.
Sample verb: kēḷu ಕೇಳು