a Dravidian language spoken mainly in Andhra Pradesh state, SE India.
a member of the people speaking this language.
of Telugu or the Telugu.
- Also Telegu.
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How to use Telugu in a sentence
In its place came something which, striving to fuse Urdu and Telugu, seemed to devalue both.
Satya Nadella, the new CEO of Microsoft, is a Telugu, as is Nina Davuluri, the reigning Miss USA.
Besides, the tremendous rage that had built up within his Telugu subjects needed a release.
The Telugu recovery, such as it was, was a few centuries away.
To its proponents Andhra was the meridian, after 600 years of division and dispersal, of Telugu civilization.
Their language is the Telugu, the language of the parts around, and of Tamul origin.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies | Robert Gordon Latham
Its Telugu name is said to be Nuni-budi-gadu—the oil-bottle bird—a name of which I am unable to offer any explanation.Jungle Folk | Douglas Dewar
There was singing of hymns, both in English and in Telugu, by choir and congregation.A Tour of the Missions | Augustus Hopkins Strong
The term Bhoi, which literally means a bearer in Telugu, is used as a synonym for the Gonds and also as an honorific title.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India | R. V. Russell
They are fond of reading Sanskrit, and a few have been well-known Telugu poets.Castes and Tribes of Southern India | Edgar Thurston
British Dictionary definitions for Telugu
a language of SE India, belonging to the Dravidian family of languages: the state language of Andhra Pradesh
plural -gus or -gu a member of the people who speak this language
of or relating to this people or their language
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