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Kannada vs Tamil

Kannada and Tamil are among the 22 national languages listed in the Constitution of the Republic of India. They are similar languages and have descended from the Dravidian family of languages.

Kannada

Kannada is a South Dravidian language which is spoken by people of the Karnataka state of the Republic of India. Its alphabets are developed from the Kadamba and Chalukya scripts. These scripts are believed to be originated from the old Brahmi script. The Kannada language has resemblances to the Malayalam and Tamil language rather than Telugu in script and language. Kannada has influences from Sanskrit. According to some scholars, Kannada and Tamil developed as independent languages soon after their origin from the  Proto-Tamil-Kannada sub-group nearly about the 5th and 6th centuries B.C. Influences of other languages such as Pali and Prakrit can also be seen in the Kannada language. The earliest example of a Kannada language can be seen in the stone inscription containing Brahmi characters with characteristics of Proto-Kannada. The Kannada script can be found in a Halmidi inscription dating back to 450 C.E. indicating it being the administrative language of that time.


Tamil

Tamil, a Dravidian language, is spoken predominantly by Tamilians, people of Tamil Nadu, a state in the Republic of India. It is the official language of Tamil Nadu and union territory of Pondicherry. This language is also the official language of Singapore and Sri Lanka. It is among 1 of the 22 recognized languages of India and declared as a classical language by the government of India in 2004. It is also spoken in Malaysia and Mauritius by a sizable section of people and also spoken by emigrants all over world. It is the world’s longest surviving classical language. It has some of the richest literature in the world existing over 2,000 years. The earliest period of its literature is dated from 300 BCE-300CE. The earliest two manuscripts of the Tamil language from India have been registered by UNESCO. Most inscriptions found by the Archaeological Survey of India are in the Tamil language. The closest relative of Tamil is Malayalam. Until the 9th century, Malayalam was the dialect of Tamil, and the process of separation into a separate language was not completed until sometime in the 14th century.

Summary:

  1. Kannada is spoken by the majority in Karnataka while Tamil is spoken in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in India. Tamil is the official language in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysian countries also.
  2. Both languages resemble the Malayalam language, but Tamil is closer than Kannada to Malayalam and has been a dialect of the Tamil language until the 9th century.
  3. The Kannada language is influenced by the Pali and Prakrit languages while Tamil is influenced by Dravid and Sanskrit.
  4. Kannada is written in Kannada script while Tamil is written in Tamil script.

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  1. dear friends’
    kannada is good language because old tamil word is still people are using it,that is (kannada=60%(old tamil)+40%sankrit) because i know kannada and tamil and i will give few example you will easily understand

    for example:
    kannada root(old tamil)
    angidi anggadi
    pesuru(old kannada) peyaru or peyar
    aduge aduppu
    unnu(north karnataka) unanu(food)
    you may think is it true? this true only because this is not happend 100 year before,this is happen 1500 year ,
    still keep on increase this words that i told you 60% i can give so please love language and what is telugu(50%(old tamil)+50%sankrit) and
    malayalam(80%old tamil+20%sankrit)

    still doubt arrises you can mail me and i will mail you regarding proof and
    my id rpt1suresh@gmail.com

    • ^^ I initially laughed at your %ge calculations!
      Do not write whatever you think! By that rule I can say Tamil uses 80% kannada words and that is why it is good!
      All languages are equal. Understand that thing and do not pull down any language. Show some respect and dignity towards other languages!

      • @karthik.
        U bleddy idiot..
        tamil is da oldest language for dravidians and how come tamil uses kannada words. u kannada under us only check in wiki pedia u fool.

        • You are bloody fucker. Who said Tamil is the oldest language. Tamil is the language of barbarians

        • Mind your tongue you son of tamil. Do not underestimate other languages. If Tamil is great that is for you. Shut your mouth and mind your own business instead of poking your nose in others’ business. And learn English properly. You “Bloody”.

    • Pl. keep this nonsense to yourself. You neither know kannada or tamil langauge history. First learn and comment here.

    • Listen Son of a Tamil (Begger), don’t yap so much about your uncivilized people’s Tamil language. First of all you Kongrus don’t even know your ancestral root or origin of where you came from. Some of you say, you came from Mid-East Africa and some of you say you come from a submerged continent, and many of you don’t even agree that you are Indians or behave like one. But whatever maybe, the submerged continent of yours doesn’t seem real though, your ancestors are 100% not Indians. So I don’t know how you language got the classical status in India :O

  2. U bloody
    ur dabba tamil language don’t has different letters for vargeeya vyanjanas, eg. thamil, dhamil both words uses same letter for tha and dha,. U tamilans don’t have capacity to moderate ur tongue to speak different vargeeya vyanjanas.
    The one n only language of the world which can be used to write any type of word of any language is kannada.

    • Kannada is the best language. It is mother of all dravid languages.

    • U bloddy kannadigas are living more number in Tamil nadu and andhra pardesh we people donot abuse or hurt that u are from karnataka or kannadiga ,u people are shameless to say these things and moreover we are the Dravidan family….

      • Hello boss, come down to Bangalore once and see how many ungrateful tamilians stay with all the facilities being enjoyed. You ask to quench the endless thirst of your 3rd crop of the year while there’s no water for drinking purposes here in Karnataka and plus you send tons of tamil people to Bangalore. We offer you food, shelter and jobs, and don’t beg in turn. Mind it.

      • Tamil Bugger, both Adhras and Kannadigas together amount to only 20% in you dirty shit Konga nadu (Tamil nadu). You know better how Tamil craps live in Karnataka. These days even the stray dogs have gotten lesser. Something should be done to save the dogs and ward off you tamils back into you state. Who are those useless Kannadigas staying in dirty TN. Send them back, we shall keep them in borders here for having touched an inauspicious Tamil land and come.

  3. All tamil b*****ds are admins in this site and they delete all the posts by others. Bloody Anti-Nationals. You all will suffer for this. Just watch out!

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