Telugu leid

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Telugu
తెలుగు
Spoken natively in Indie
Region Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Yanam an neighbourin states
Ethnicity Telugu fowk
Native speakers 75 million  (2007)[1]
L2 speakers: ca. 5 million (1997–1999)[2]
Leid faimlie
Dravidian
Writin seestem 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
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Distribution o native Telugu speakers in Indie (as o 1961)
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Telugu (Inglis pronunciation: /ˈtɛlᵿɡ/;[3] 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,[4] 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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
  2. Telugu at Ethnologue (14th ed., 2000).
  3. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  4. Schools, Colleges called for a shutdown in Telugu states