Telugu

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Telugu
తెలుగు
The word "Telugu" in Telugu script
Native toIndia
RegionAndhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Yanam
EthnicityTelugu people
Native speakers
81 million (2011)[1][2]
L2 speakers: 11 million[1]
Dravidian
  • South-Central
    • Telugu
Early form
Old Telugu
Telugu script
Telugu Braille
Official status
Official language in
 India
Language codes
ISO 639-1te
ISO 639-2tel
ISO 639-3tel
tel
Glottologtelu1262  Telugu
In dark blue, Telugu is spoken by a majority. In light blue, it is spoken by a significant minority.
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Spoken Telugu

Telugu తెలుగు is a language spoken in the southern part of India and the Peninsular part of Malaysia. 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 second most spoken language 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.

With 56 letters [16 vowels and 36 consonants, 4 removed], Telugu has more letters in its alphabet than any other language. There were letters for sounds Al, Aluu, which were later removed from the alphabet. Every Telugu word ends with an vowel.

Achchullu అచ్చులు (vowels)[change | change source]

అ ఆ ఇ ఈ ఉ ఊ ఋ ౠ ఎ ఏ ఐ ఒ ఓ ఔ అం అః

Halullu హల్లులు (consonants)[change | change source]

క ఖ గ ఘ ఙ
చ ఛ జ ఝ ఞ
ట ఠ డ ఢ ణ
త థ ద ధ న
ప ఫ బ భ మ
య ర ల వ శ
ష స హ ళ క్ష ఱ

Ankelu అంకెలు (Numbers)[change | change source]

౧ ౨ ౩ ౪ ౫ ౬ ౭ ౮ ౯ ౧౦


References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Telugu at Ethnologue (22nd ed., 2019)
  2. "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues – 2011". censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 16 July 2019. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  3. "West Bengal shows 'Mamata' to Telugus". The Hans India. 2020-12-24. Archived from the original on 23 December 2020. Retrieved 2020-12-31.