Telugu

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Telugu Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a Dravidian language spoken by the Telugu people in southeastern India
  • a member of the people in southeastern India (Andhra Pradesh) who speak the Telugu language

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a member of the people in southeastern India (Andhra Pradesh) who speak the Telugu language ,
  • a Dravidian language spoken by the Telugu in southeastern India

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Telugu Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Telugu is an Indian language spoken in the southern part of India. It is the official language of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India. Telugu is the second most popular language spoken in India and 15th largest spoken language in the world. As it is one of the oldest languages in the world, Government of India gave it the status of a Classical language.

Aitereya Brahmanyam which is a part of Rigveda (literature dates to 7000 years before CE) written thousands years before CE, has mentioned Telugu. Telugu also finds mention in Rajatarangini, written by Bilhana Kavi. As per Hindu mythology, one of the sons of Bali Chakravarthy (the one who was sent to Pathaala by Vamana) is Andhra or Andhrudu. Telugu region i.e. Andhra or AP was ruled by him, long before the times of Ramayana and Mahabharata (literature is proven to be of the period 3000 years before CE).



Telugu Sample Sentences in News


  • John Abraham signs Harshvardhan for two more films
    Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane, who is making his Bollywood debut in John Abraham's home production "Satra Ko Shaadi Ho", has been signed on for two more yet-untitled projects by the banner. Read more on this news related to 'Telugu'
  • Astounded by Telugu filmdom's professionalism: Raajpal Yadav
    Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor Raajpal Yadav is currently shooting for Telugu comedy "Kick 2" with Ravi Teja. He says he's "astounded" by the professionalism with which the industry functions. Read more on this news related to 'Telugu'
  • Kollywood actors making inroads in Telugu filmdom
    Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) After impressing audiences and critics alike with their dubbed Telugu films, popular Tamil actors such as Suriya, Karthi and Vishal Krishna Reddy have finally decided to make their presence felt in Telugu filmdom by taking up projects in the language. Read more on this news related to 'Telugu'

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