Telugu (తెలుగు), a Dravidian language spoken by about 75 million people mainly in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where it is the official language. It is also spoken in such neighbouring states as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. (...)

Telugu (తెలుగు), a Dravidian language spoken by about 75 million people mainly in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where it is the official language. It is also spoken in such neighbouring states as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. (...)

Kannada is one of the major Dravidian languages of India, spoken predominantly in the state of Karnataka. People who speak Kannada are calle...

Kannada is one of the major Dravidian languages of India, spoken predominantly in the state of Karnataka. People who speak Kannada are calle...

Here is a map showing which part of India uses Dravidian languages. While Dravidian languages are used in nearly half of the whole country, there are still many other languages used throughout India.

Here is a map showing which part of India uses Dravidian languages. While Dravidian languages are used in nearly half of the whole country, there are still many other languages used throughout India.

Tamil Alphabet (Dravidian language spoken mainly in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka), descended from Brahmi script

Tamil Alphabet (Dravidian language spoken mainly in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka), descended from Brahmi script

Dravidian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia-Dravidian languages display typological similarities with the Uralic language group, suggesting to some a prolonged period of contact in the past.[25] This idea is popular amongst Dravidian linguists and has been supported by a number of scholars, including Robert Caldwell,[26] Thomas Burrow,[27] Kamil Zvelebil,[28] and Mikhail Andronov.[29] This hyphothesis has, however, been rejected by some specialists in Uralic languages,[30] and has…

Dravidian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia-Dravidian languages display typological similarities with the Uralic language group, suggesting to some a prolonged period of contact in the past.[25] This idea is popular amongst Dravidian linguists and has been supported by a number of scholars, including Robert Caldwell,[26] Thomas Burrow,[27] Kamil Zvelebil,[28] and Mikhail Andronov.[29] This hyphothesis has, however, been rejected by some specialists in Uralic languages,[30] and has…

Words like “Telugu”, “Tenugu”, and “Andhramu” were used in several circumstances in the “Tenugu Bharatam” published in 1050 AD. The name for a group is “Andhra” which is also used to contact the language that had progressed over 1000 years. “Andhrulu”, “Andhradesam”, “Teluguvaru”, “Telugudesam”, “Tenugudesam”, and “Tenugu Bhasha” are used as alternatives. Telugu language is India’s native Dravidian language.

Words like “Telugu”, “Tenugu”, and “Andhramu” were used in several circumstances in the “Tenugu Bharatam” published in 1050 AD. The name for a group is “Andhra” which is also used to contact the language that had progressed over 1000 years. “Andhrulu”, “Andhradesam”, “Teluguvaru”, “Telugudesam”, “Tenugudesam”, and “Tenugu Bhasha” are used as alternatives. Telugu language is India’s native Dravidian language.

Tamil (தமிழ்), a Dravidian language spoken by around 52 million people in Indian, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, the USA, UK and Australia. It is the first language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and is spoken by a significant minority of people (2 million) in north-eastern Sri Lanka. (...)

Tamil (தமிழ்), a Dravidian language spoken by around 52 million people in Indian, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, the USA, UK and Australia. It is the first language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and is spoken by a significant minority of people (2 million) in north-eastern Sri Lanka. (...)

Dravidian languages - Wikipedia

Dravidian languages - Wikipedia

Dravidian influence on sanskrit

Dravidian influence on sanskrit

Telugu (తెలుగు), a Dravidian language spoken by about 75 million people mainly in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where it is the official language.

Telugu (తెలుగు), a Dravidian language spoken by about 75 million people mainly in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where it is the official language.

The geographical distribution of the main subfamilies of Dravidian languages

The geographical distribution of the main subfamilies of Dravidian languages

not yet deciphered Indus/Harappa script A collection of symbols used in the Indus valley of India between about 3,500 and 2,000 BC. Some believe that these symbols are non-linguistic, while others argue that they represent a Dravidian language.

not yet deciphered Indus/Harappa script A collection of symbols used in the Indus valley of India between about 3,500 and 2,000 BC. Some believe that these symbols are non-linguistic, while others argue that they represent a Dravidian language.

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