Are there any Kannadigas out there? It would be nice if Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ), which is the state language of Karnataka (a state in India), could be included in the Incubator. I live in Karnataka, but I'm not very good at Kannada myself. I can understand it perfectly, but can't speak it very fluently. And I guess, Duolingo could surely help me improve it, as I really want to get fluent with it.

January 15, 2014


There is a page prepared for Kannada in the incubator, so I guess it will come soon!

January 15, 2014


January 15, 2014

The page does not exist now, I guess it may have been removed. How can I get it added again?

February 20, 2019

Yes, I'd like to know too! I'm willing to devote at least 10 hours a week to creating a duolingo course to teach Kannada.

June 17, 2019

still no sign.

June 16, 2019


January 28, 2019

I just moved to Karnataka and am hoping to learn some.

October 13, 2016

I would like to learn Kannada too! I want to learn it because my mom can speak it!

December 19, 2016

I'm very interested in Dravidian languages! Even more so in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, who enjoy classical status and possess old and extensive literary traditions.

May 31, 2017

As a language enthusiast, I'd love to have Kannada on Duolingo.

December 15, 2017

I hope Kannada will be here soon !

October 9, 2018

I am voting kannada, Such a rich language, Hope you will add the kannada Course Over here, You can find so many incubators.

April 20, 2017

Would love to have a Kannada Duolingo course! I want to learn the script, be able to converse on a variety of topics (not just oota aitha? thindhi aitha? :) ), and become fluent! The Kannada language is very special to me and I love it very much, I just want to be able to improve and having a tool I can use on a daily basis.

May 7, 2017

I'd be interested in Kannada as well! I spent my last vacation in Karnataka, and even though it's not that likely that I'll come back I got interested in this language anyways (what a shame there aren't really any resources over the internet). But even if I won't get my Duo course, I can be always waiting for the Hindi one...

August 1, 2017

I wish there was some way to contact the team at duolingo to let them know that there is a group of capable, committed people willing to teach Kannada using their software. Given duolingo's reach and cachet, I'd say it is almost its duty to promote a language like Kannada – which is a language with an incredibly rich history, a wonderfully large and (occasionally) idiosyncratic vocabulary, a huge number of speakers (~60 million), and a group of native speakers who are slowly but surely losing their ~2500 years-old language as they flail and fail to learn the English language. Having grown up in a predominantly English-speaking environment, fortunate enough to be able to call English my mother tongue and Kannada my father tongue and living now in "cosmopolitan" Bengaluru, the erosion of the average Kannada-speaker's lack of faith in both their language and themselves is a terrible thing to see. And such an erosion is hardly surprising – just think how it must hurt to lose one's tongue in one's own homeland and be forced to lisp in an alien tongue. Do the right thing, duolingo! Get Kannada on your incubator lineup and watch it begin to dance! :)

June 17, 2019

If you live in Karnataka then find some Kannada-English bilinguals and tell them to apply. ;-) Duolingo can't incubate a course without contributors. and use the "Enter Other" choice to enter "Kannada".

January 15, 2014

I teach English to native Kannada speakers and I want our language added. I have applied to be a contributer in 'Other' section and I can bring other bilinguals too. Could you please guide me how many contributors are needed? This can help a great number of poor children in my country.

February 20, 2019

The more the number of contributors, the better chance that Kannada will be added.

March 18, 2019

you earned a lingot! Even I'm a native speaker from Ballari. Would like to help with Kn-En or En-Kn tree building. I've requested in the incubator before. I don't know how it actually works, so gave up.

June 16, 2019

Where is this "Other" section? I looked for it but couldn't find it.

June 17, 2019

Yeah, I can do that

January 15, 2014

I don't see an "Enter Other" choice on the page. Is it not around any more?

June 17, 2019

It is still present. link: In the language drop down box scroll down to the end and choose "enter other".

June 30, 2019

I found it! Thank you very much! :)

June 30, 2019

According to Wikipedia there is a fair amount of diglossia in Kannada, which would make it a serious problem to teach here.

July 6, 2016

Once we try it with learners, the dialect problems can be smoothed over. It is not a reason not to have the language. Hindi varies greatly from one region to another too.

February 20, 2019

Not really. There's a standard form that most everyone understands and then there are several dialectical variants – which only make the language richer.

June 17, 2019

I vote for Kannada. Kannada has a very long and rich history. Karnataka State, where Kannada language is spoken, has many people from other places. A Duolingo course, Kannada for English Speakers, will have many takers.

August 1, 2016

Yea, I can read the the letters, but I'm very slow at it. Also, are you learning Russian? I am as well! Privyet!

March 29, 2017

I've moved to Bengaluru, Karnataka with my young family. I look forward to learning Kannada. And I think this is a superb Incubator idea as Bengaluru being the IT Capital attracts a lot of migrants from all over the Indian subcontinent and other countries.

September 17, 2019
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