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 and Telangana. It is one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India. Telugu is the third 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).