English to Telugu and Telugu to English Dictionary
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About the Telugu Language
Telugu (తెలుగు telugu, IPA: [t̪eluɡu]) is a Central Dravidian language primarily spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India, where it is an official language. It is also spoken in the neighbouring states of Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa and Telugu Nadu, and is spoken in the bordering city of Yanam, in the neighboring territory of Pondicherry.Telugu as a language has a lot of (70% according to some estimates) words borrowed from Sanskrit,this has lead to a heated debate in linguist circles where a few bat for its origin from Sanskrit and Prakrit while many others vote for its Dravidian roots. According to the 2011 Census of India, Telugu is the language with the third largest number of native speakers in India (84 million), thirteenth in the Ethnologue list of most-spoken languages worldwide, and most spoken Dravidian language. It is one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India and one of the four classical languages.The earliest known work in Telugu is the "Andhra Mahabharatam" written by the poet Nannayya in the 11th century CE. It has produced many poets and authors, including Sri Sri and K. V. Simon, who are considered to be some of the greatest poets in the language. The Telugu script is called "Telugu script" and it is widely used for writing the Telugu language. Telugu language is known for its rich vocabulary, complex grammar, and beautiful literary style. It has a vast collection of literature, ranging from religious texts to secular literature. Despite its rich history, Telugu has faced challenges in recent years with the rise of other languages such as English and other regional languages. This has led to a decline in the use of Telugu, particularly among the youth. However, there are efforts to preserve and promote the language, such as the inclusion of Telugu in the curriculum of schools and the establishment of Telugu-language radio and television programs. In recent years, the use of technology has also helped to promote the language, with the internet and social media providing a platform for Telugu speakers to connect and share information. Telugu is a rich and unique language with a long history and a rich literary tradition. Despite facing challenges, there are efforts to preserve and promote the language, and with the help of technology, it is possible for the language to continue to thrive in the future.
తెలుగు భారత దేశము లోని దక్షిణ ప్రాంతములోని ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్ర అధికార భాష. భారత దేశం లో తెలుగు మాట్లాడే 7.4 కోట్ల (2000 సంవత్సరపు లెక్కలు) జనాభాతో ప్రాంతీయ భాషలలో మొదటి స్థానం లోవుంది. ప్రపంచంలోని ప్రజలు అత్యధికముగా మాట్లాడే భాషలలో పదమూడవ స్థానములోనూ, భారత దేశములో జాతీయ భాషయిన హిందీ తర్వాత రెండవ స్థానములోను నిలుస్తుంది. 1997 లెక్కల ప్రకారం ప్రపంచవ్యాప్తంగా 6.97 కోట్లు మందికి పైగా మొదటి భాషగా మాట్లాడతారు. అతి ప్రాచీన దేశ భాషలలో సంస్కృతము, తమిళముల తో బాటు తెలుగు భాషను అక్టోబరు 31, 2008న భారత ప్రభుత్వము చేర్చింది.
Spoken In : Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Telugu Nadu, Pondicherry, Madhya Pradesh.
Native Speakers: 84 million (2012 census
Language family: Dravidian > South-Central > Telugu languages > Telugu
Writing system: Telugu script.
Official language in: Andhra Pradesh.
Regulated by: No official regulation
Language codes: te (ISO 639-1), tel (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3)
Telugu was heavily influenced by Sanskrit and Prakrit. Telugu borrowed several features of Sanskrit that have subsequently been lost in Sanskrit's daughter languages such as Hindi and Bengali, especially in the pronunciation of some vowels and consonants.
- Government: National Portal of India : india.gov.in
- Government of Andhra Pradesh
- Wikipedia : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_language
- Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues – 2000, Census of India, 2001.
- Ancient History of Andhras By Marepalli Ramachandra Sastry
- "Declaration of Telugu and Kannada as classical languages"
- "Telugu gets classical status". Times of India. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-11-01
- Ethnologue report for Telugu
- Hints and resources for learning Telugu
- Wilkinson, Robert W. (1974). "Tense/lax vowel harmony in Telugu: The influence of derived contrast on rule application". Linguistic Inquiry 5 (2): 251–270
- bert Henry Arden, A Progressive Grammar of the Telugu Language (1873).