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Languages of : Andhra Pradesh, India

Main Language :

There are many languages that are spoken by the Andhras are Banjara, English, Telugu and Hindi. Telugu is the official language of Andhra Pradesh. It has been has been influenced by Sanskrit. It was also referred to as `Tenugu' in the past. `Andhra' is the name given to it since the medieval times. C.P. Brown describes it as the “Italian of the East ".

A Dravidian Family Language :

Andhra society is one of the ancient societies of India. One can encounter several tales about Andhras in epics like 'Mahabharat' and 'Ramayan', in great puranas, and Budhdhist 'Jataka' Tales. Telugu belongs to the family of Dravidian languages, which consists of 24 languages spanning the entire South-Asia, from Baluchistan to Sri Lanka.

In terms of population, Telugu ranks second to Hindi among the Indian languages. The most popular explanation that is given to the word Telugu is that it comes from the word "Trilinga", i.e. from the three temples at 'Srisailam', 'Drakasharamam', and 'Kaleshwaram'. Telugu has a close resemblance with Tamil, Kannada, and Tulu.

The Telugu alphabet is called "Onamaalu". Its vocabulary is very much influenced by Sanskrit. In the course of time, some Sanskrit expressions used in Telugu got so naturalized that People regarded them as pure Telugu words. Some Kannada and Tamil words were also taken into Telugu. The prominent poets of Telugu include Nannaya, Tikkana, Sri Krishna Devarayulu and a host of others.

With the advent of the Muslim rule, several Persian and Arabic words entered into the Telugu language. Urdu is another language that came to the Deccan, late in the 15th century. It flourished during the reign of the Qutubshahi Dynasty. The 17th century was the golden age of Urdu, with poets like Mohammed Quli, Mulla Wajhi, and Sheikh Ahmed contributing their literary pieces. This confirms the ancient nature of Andhra society.

India encompasses of diverse lingual communities, each one sharing a universal language individually. Languages of India comprises of 4 classes namely: Indo-European, Mon-Khmer, Dravidian, Sino-Tibetan. These lingoes are sorted because of the different geographical locations that India possesses. In Andhra Pradesh Telugu, being the certified language of Andhra Pradesh, most of the crowd speaks this language. In the year 1953, this state was formed and Telugu was accredited to be the official language. Telugu also comes in the list of twenty-three authorized languages of this country. Moreover, Kolami, one more language of (Dravidian group), is also extensively expended in the region of Andhra Pradesh. Telugu is an extremely vibrant language .Several verses and writings were compiled in this vibrant language. Classical music from South India, that is Carnatic music, too makes sufficient use of Telugu language. The subtlety of the idioms emphasizes the profundity of languages. Telugu is a remarkably tough lingo and is extremely influenced by Sanskrit. Like all the additional South Indian lingoes, it also fits in to the group of Dravidian lingoes.

The Dravidian lingoes crowned the record of the most extensively spoken lingoes in India after Hindi.Telugu is one of the most famous Dravidian Language. The birth of this language is from `Proto-Dravidian language` which is one of the element of `south-central family`. Flanked by (1500 BCE and 900 BCE) it was likely ripped from the Proto-Dravidian language. It is moreover categorically alike to Kui, Konda and Gondi.Etymologically, the word Telugu was not précised. It is possibly deduced from `trilinga`, as initiated in `Trilinga Desa`, signifying `the realm of the 3 lingas`.

The growth of Telugu lingo can be bifurcated into four stages: `200 BCE to 500 Common Era; 500 Common Era to 1100 Common Era; 1100 Common Era to 1400 Common Era; 1400 Common Era to 1900 Common Era; 1900 Common Era to date. `Telugu lingo is written from left side to right side and constitutes of `series of easy and intricate characters`. The Use of vocabulary that is well thought-out to be insulting in Urdu and Hindi languages is forbidden in Telugu lingo of Andhra Pradesh with the Telengana region.

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