Telugu (తెలుగు) Bible

Telugu (తెలుగు) Bible

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Telugu (తెలుగు) Bible

Telugu (English: ; తెలుగు [teluɡu]) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of Puducherry (Yanam) by the Telugu people. It stands alongside Hindi and English as one of the few languages with primary official language status in more than one Indian state. Telugu is also a linguistic minority in the states of Orissa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. It is one of six languages designated a classical language of India by the country's government.Telugu ranks 4th among the languages with the highest number of native speakers in India, with 6.7 percent at the 2011 census, and fifteenth in the Ethnologue list of most widely-spoken languages worldwide. It is the most widely spoken member of the Dravidian language family, and one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India. It is also the fastest growing language in the United States, where there is a large Telugu-speaking community. Roughly 10,000 pre-colonial inscriptions exist in the Telugu language.