The Kanarese rivers have a larger body of water and a more regular flow than the streams of the Konkan.
Fleet, Dynasties of the Kanarese Districts; Prof. R.
Imad-ul-Mulk was by birth a Kanarese Hindu, but had been captured as a boy in one of the expeditions against Vijayanagar and reared as a Mussulman.
In the form of rao it appears as a suffix to the names of most Mahrattas, and to the names of Kanarese Brahmans.
The chief languages of the presidency are Sindhi in Sind, Cutchi in Cutch, Gujarati and Hindustani in Gujarat, Mahratti in Thana and the central division, Gujarati and Mahratti in Khandesh, and Mahratti and Kanarese in the southern division.