I am writing in this article about Telugu Language. Telugu is a Dravidian language. And it is official language in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. And it is a mother tongue of both states.
According 2011 survey, largest number people speaking third language is Telugu (75 million) in India. First and second place languages are Hindi and Bengali. And worldwide, Telugu is in 15th place. And one more thing is where ever you go in worldwide there will be Telugu speaking people.
Now I’m starting writing about Telugu Language and its history. Telugu belongs to Dravidian family. There are many languages belonging to the Dravidian family. They are Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada etc. The Government of India has given the “ancient language” status to Telugu, Sanskrit, Tamil and Kannada in 2008.
There are many arguments on “How was the Telugu word formed?”. I too don’t know full details of “How was the Telugu word formed?”. Based on the my knowledge, I am writing in this article. This Telugu word was formed based on three most popular temples of the lord Shiva. In that three temples one temple is in the Kaleshwaram in Karimnagar district, one temple is in Srisailam in Kurnool district and the last temple in Bhimavaram in West Godavari District. The place in the between of these three temples is called as the “Thrilinga”. There is an argument that the Telinga, Telungu and Telugu words come from the Trilinga word.
According to my knowledge I said that about the “How was formed the Telugu word”. I’m requesting you, if you know about the forming of the Telugu word, please tell about that as a comment in the below comment box.
According to an estimation of linguistics, 2,400 years ago, The Telugu language was separated from the Dravidian language and it formed as a special language.
About the Telugu script:
The Telugu script has emerged from the ancient Brahma script. Mourya kingdom of Ashoka subordinates Satavahana kings were brought the Brahmi script to the south India. The all of south India languages have emerged from the source of the Dravidian language but these languages scripts have emerged from the Brahmi script. Satavahanas were the subordinates kings of Ashoka’s Mauryan kingdom. They were brought the Brahmi script. Mauryas Brahmi script related letters were identified in the inscription of Buddhist Stupa at the Bhattiprolu in the Guntur district. The south India’s all language’s scripts have evolved from the Bhattiprolu script. According to the estimation of researchers, by the A.D. 5th century, the old Telugu script has emerged from the Bhattiprolu script.
The script of the Telugu language is second place in the whole world’s best scripts. In the whole world’s the first best script is Korea’s script
Dialects in the Telugu:
There are four dialects in the Telugu language. They are Rayalaseema, Telangana, Tirandhra/Kostandra and Kalingandhra/Uttarandhra.
Article by : B.Akhil