Telugu Language History:
Telugu language is one of the ancient and beautiful language in the world. The word Telugu came from the world Trilinga, which is the same deities in the temples of Srisailam, Drakasharamam, and Kaleswaram. These three temples are located in the territory of telugu speaking people. Now a days, the students are learning english language rather than telugu language. The daily activities of administration also mostly in english language. So that the state of Andhra Pradesh has been working to bring back the glory of Telugu language. The Government also keeping pressure on Union Government to announce the language as the Ancient language of India.
Telugu Language in Andhra Pradesh
Nearly 120 million people from all over the world are speaking in the beautiful Telugu language. Telugu is the official language of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Even the alphabet is very close to Kannada alphabet. Hence the language developed very richly and the biggest linguistic unit in India. Once the famous Indian king Sri Krishna Devaraya boasted in his court that ‘Desa Bhashalandu Telugu Lessa’, which means Telugu is the beautiful and supreme language of the country.
Since the past years, the language called as ‘Tenugu’. In the medieval period, the same language called ‘Andhra’. However, there are some deviations among the ideas of the scholars about the origin of Telugu language. But most of the people believe that the name of the ‘Telugu’ word formed from the three famous shrines of Srisailam, Kaleswaram and Draksharamam.
Telugu is one of the most widely spoken languages in South-Asia and one of the Dravidian languages which occupied second place after Hindi. According to the census in 1981, 45 million people in Andhra Pradesh talk in Telugu. Now the count increased to 8 core people from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and remaining 4 cores Telugu talking people from other states and all over the world. The language also known as the ‘Italian of the East’.
Telugu originated from the Proto-Dravidian language. Probably the language split from Proto-Dravidian between 1500 BCE to 1000 BCE. During that period the Tamil language also became existence and the Tamil people started their literary activity. Due to these reasons, the Telugu language belongs to central Dravidian language Subfamily. Since the language is spoken in the central part of the Deccan Plateau. Still, In the central part of the Deccan Plateau, there are some other languages in existence, they are rustic Gondi, Konda, Kui and Kuvi languages which are linguistically close to the Telugu language.