Campaign to recognise Kannada language as National Community language of Australia

 Dear Adelaide Kannada Sangha Members,
 As you all know August 9th is Australia census day and there are penalties if you don’t fill proper details. We request all Kannada Sangha members to mention KANNADA as the language spoken at home other than English. For Kannada to be recognised as one of the national community language please don’t forget this important step while filling up the application, refer below for more details.  

 Mother Tongue Language: KANNADA


Among the dominant ethnic minorities, Parafield Gardens (SA) and Perth suburb of Maylans were predominant choices. The Kannada community is relatively smaller at 5923.  The NSW suburb of Liverpool proved most popular, while Victorian Kannadigas chose Dandenong. In Calamvale in QLD, 91% are Hindus and 84% were born in India. Kannada households typically had 3 people and most families had children under age of 15. 78.3% were registered marriages and .8% in de facto relationship. 17.8% Kannada households had income of $78,000-103,000 annually.
  • Kannadigas form Tamil Nadu’s 3rd biggest linguistic group and add up to about 1.23 million which is 2.2% of Tamil Nadu’s total population
  • Kannadigas account for 3% of Mumbai’s population of 12 million as of 1991, which are 360,000.
  • As of 2001, there were 1.26 million Kannada speakers in Maharashtra, 1.3% of its population.
  • Kannada is the third-most spoken language in Hyderabad and is spoken by 677,245 people in Andhra Pradesh, some 0.8% of its total population.
  • Kannada speakers in Kerala numbered 325,571 which is 1.2% of its population as of 2001.
  • Goa has 7% Kannada speakers which accounts for 94,360 Kannadigas.
  • There are 43 Kannadigas on the Lakshadweep islands. Amindivi Islands were formerly a part of undivided Dakshina Kannada district. The Malayalam spoken by people of Lakshadweep has a fret deal of Kannada words.
  • New Delhi has approximately 11,027 Kannada speakers or less than 100,000 according to a different source. .
  • There are about 150,000 Kannadigas in North America (USA and Canada).
  • Singapore, Gulf countries of Middle-East, Mauritius, US, UK, European countries, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand have significant numbers of Kannada speakers.
Shiva Gowda
Adelaide Kannada Sangha Inc