The Telugu language is one of India’s 22 official languages, spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh and surrounding regions. There are currently nearly 80 million speakers of Telugu currently, according to Wikipedia, including those scattered all over the world. It is listed as the thirteenth most-spoken language in the world according to the experts, and it is considered a major world language.
Several languages are derived from or descendants of Telugu, such as Chenchu, Manna-dora, and Waddar, although others in the region are also similar.
The Telugu language has several regional dialects also, including:
- Toorpu Godavari
- Paschima Godavari
Some regions have sub-dialects also, including Coimbature, Salem, Madras Telugu, Vellore, and Tiruvannamalai. In recent years, Telugu and some of its dialects have been available as searchable languages, including apps and other online data (such as Windows setup options), making it easier than ever to connect in this language.