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


  • ‘Literature should have ideological base’
    Rachapalem says 85 per cent of Telugu stories are non-serious. Telugu literary criticism as prose was a modern concept that emerged with the onset of the print medium. Read more on this news related to 'Telugu'
  • Telugu Newspapers - India
    Telugu newspaper in your mobile phone! Not just one, all the leading newspaper in Telugu will be present in one single app! Awesome... Read more on this news related to 'Telugu'
  • Call to promote research in Telugu
    “Spoken and written language are like parallel tracks and a link should be established between the two for the language to flourish,” said noted litterateur from Chennai Toomati Sanjeeva Rao whil... Read more on this news related to 'Telugu'

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