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Telugu (Inglis pronunciation: /ˈtɛlᵿɡ/;[5] తెలుగు telugu, IPA: [t̪el̪uɡu]) is a Dravidian leid an is the anly leid ither than Hindi, Inglis an Bengali that is predominantly spoken in mair nor ane Indian state,[6] bein the primary leid in Andhra Pradesh an Telangana, as well as in the toun o Yanam whaur it is an aa an offeecial leid.

Telugu
తెలుగు
Native tae Indie
Region Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Yanam an neighbourin states
Ethnicity Telugu fowk
Native speakers
75 million (2007)[1]
5 million L2 speakers in Indie (2001)[2]
Dravidian
Telugu alphabet (Brahmic)
Telugu Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in

 Indie in the follaein states an union territories:

Leid codes
ISO 639-1 te
ISO 639-2 tel
ISO 639-3 tel
Glottolog telu1262  Telugu[3]
oldt1249  Old Telugu[4]
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Distribution o native Telugu speakers in Indie (as o 1961)
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ReferencesEedit

  1. Telugu at Ethnologue (19t ed., 2016)
  2. Telugu leid at Ethnologue (19t ed., 2016)
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Telugu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Old Telugu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  5. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  6. Schools, Colleges called for a shutdown in Telugu states