27 July 2012

Kannada was spoken in parts of Maharastra, Andhra and Tamil

I was able to find somewhere the Linguistic Survey of India 1927 by G. A. GRIERSON CLE., Ph.D., DXitt., I.CLS. (retd.) - 1927.  (If some one sent it to me thanks I dont remember how i got it or fund it.)


So do not tell me I am chauvinistic or a fanatic! I directly quote the whole thing. The point is Kannada was spoken in Sholapur, Akalkot, Satara, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Karnool, Ananthapur, Salem, North Aroot, Coimbatore, Nilgiris 


Here is a census data from 1901 and detail accompanying it. 

"The bulk of the people whose home-tongue is Kanarese live outside the territory
included in the Linguistic Survey. The Census reports of Number of speakers- and 1901 have, therefore, been consulted in order to ascertain the number of speakers. From the various districts of the Bombay Presidency
estimates have been forwarded for the use of this Survey, as follows :—
Estimated number. Census of 1901
Kanara . 240,000 259,244
Sholapur 56,000 51,399
Akalkot 38,000 45,427
Satara 19,000 14,050
Satara Agency 6,500 4,246
Belgaum .....615,000 648,470
Kolhapur 159,000 153,058
Southern Maratha Jaghirs . . , . . . 361,500 374,520
Dharwar 861,000 916,039
Sawannr......10,800 11,793
Bijapur .......... 652,939 614,458
Total . . . 3,019,739 3,092,704"


More details here:


The Linguistic Survey of India 1927: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxyYWd1a3N8Z3g6N2QyZjAzZGE5OTZmY2Y0NQ


--Ragu Kattinakere