noun, plural Tel·u·gus, (especially collectively) Tel·u·gu.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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