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Telugu language

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Telugu (English: /ˈtɛlʊɡuː/;[4] లుగు


[θɛlʊɡʊ]) is a Dravidian language spoken
in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh,
Telangana and the union territories of
Puducherry (Yanam) by the Telugu people.
It stands alongside Hindi, English and
Bengali as one of the few languages with
primary official language status in more
than one Indian state.[5][6] There are also
significant linguistic minorities in
neighbouring states. It is one of six
languages designated a classical
language of India by the country's
government.[7][8]
Telugu
లుగు,Telugu

Pronunciation IPA: [θɛlʊɡʊ]
Native to India
Region Andhra Pradesh,
Telangana
Ethnicity Telugu people
Native speakers 81 million (2011
census)[1]
Language family Dravidian
Southern
South-Central
Telugu language
Telugu
Writing system Telugu alphabet
Telugu Braille
Official status