TELUGU LANGUAGE - తెలుగు భాష

Telugu language The word telugu is that it comes from the word trilinga, i.e. from the three temples at Srisailam, Drakasharamam, and Kaleshwaram.
Telugu is the official language of the state of Andhra Pradesh in southeastern India where it is spoken by close to 70 million people. Telugu is a richly developed language and the biggest linguistic unit in India.It is closely related to the Kannada alphabet. The main languages spoken in Andhra Pradesh are Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Banjara, and Telugu followed by Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Oriya. Telugu is the principal and official language of the State.

HISTORY OF THE TELUGU LANGUAGE - తెలుగు భాష యొక్క చరిత్ర

It was also referred to as `Tenugu' in the past. `Andhra' is the name given to it since the medieval times. Some argued that `Telugu' was a corruption of `Trilinga' (Sanskrit meaning three `lingas'). A general description of the land of the Telugus was made in the medieval times as `the land marked by three lingas of the three famous shrines of Draksharamam (East Godavari district), Kaleswaram (Karimnagar district) and Srisailam (Kurnool district).

Telugu is the most widely spoken language of the Dravidian family which consists of 24 languages spanning the entire South-Asia, from Baluchistan to Sri Lanka. In terms of population, Telugu ranks second to Hindi among the Indian languages. According to the 1981* Census, Telugu is spoken by over 45 million in Andhra Pradesh. It has also spread to the other parts of the globe, i.e., Burma, Indo-China, South-Africa and the U.S.A. Being a mellifluous language, it is called, by its admirers as the `Italian of the East'.

Telugu originated from the Proto-Dravidian language. It probably split from Proto-Dravidian between 1500 BCE and 1000 BCE, which was roughly the same time the Tamil language became distinct in terms of literary activity[1]. Telugu belongs to the Central Dravidian language subfamily, whose members originated from the Proto-Dravidian spoken in the central part of the Deccan plateau. Other languages of the central group include the rustic Gondi, Konda, Kui and Kuvi languages, all of which are linguistically closest to Telugu.

Telugu తెలుగు

Spoken in
Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Yanam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and several others
Total speakers
82 million worldwide
Region
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Writing system
Telugu script
Official language of
Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Yanam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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