Kannada

Kannada translation services

Classification

Dravidian

Script

Roman

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

35 million

Other names

Official language

India

Interesting Fact

The Kannada language of southern India is the 32nd most widely-spoken language in the world, while the earliest examples of written Kannada date from 230 BCE.

Profile

Kannada is a member of the Dravidian language group spoken mostly on the southern and south-eastern parts of India, whereas the majority languages in northern and north-eastern India are part of the Indo-European language group.

Kannada is spoken mainly in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Native speakers of Kannada are known as Kannadigas or Kannadigarus.

Kannada is one of the 20 official languages of India and in 2008 it was designated a Classical Language in India alongside Sanskrit, Odia, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu.

Instead of an alphabet, Kannada uses an abugida. In an abugida vowels are joined to consonants (for example, in English: pa, pi, pu, etc). When a vowel follows a consonant, it is written with a diacritic as opposed to having a separate letter for it.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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