Definition of Kanara
1. Noun. A historical region of southwestern India on the west coast.
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Bharat, India, Republic Of India
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kanara
Literary usage of Kanara
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay by Asiatic Society of Bombay (1897)
"Like Italy, prior to the middle of this century, the kingdom of Kanara was but a geographical expression. Gaspar Correa, in his Lendas, speaks of it as a ..."
2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"They follow various pursuits, and are distributed with extreme irregularity, being proportionately most numerous in South Kanara and Tanjore. ..."
3. Mackenzie Collection: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts by Colin Mackenzie, Horace Hayman Wilson (1882)
"(Kanara.) Account of the priest of Serur Matham at Udipi in Kanara with a list of the books of the above Matham. 10. (Kanara.) Account of the priest of ..."
4. A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses by James Sykes Gamble (1902)
"South Kanara (Cherry) .... 59, 60, 61 W 1222. North Kanara (Barrett) 62 В 805. ... the Konkan and North Kanara iu Bombay (Talbot); ..."
5. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1881)
"According to Della Valle, the Raja of Kanara was known by the name of Venk-tapa Naik. The father or predecessor of this prince was some time vassal of the ..."
6. Hindu Castes and Sects: An Exposition of the Origin of the Hindu Caste by Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya (1896)
"... is a small tract of country embracing only the British District of South Kanara and a part of Coorg. Udipi, the chief centre of the Madhava sect, ..."
7. Indian Forestry by Dietrich Brandis (1897)
"Forest Management in Malabar and Kanara. It was only after the Madras Forest Act had ... The result has been, that in the districts of Malabar and Kanara ..."