The language of Telugu is a Dravidian language (a family of 70 languages that are spoken primarily in Southeast Indian and Sri Lanka). It is spoken in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Puducherry. In Yanam, a district of Puducherry, it is the state’s official language.
Telugu is one of three languages that have the honor of calling itself an official language of more than one state in India (the other two are Hindi and Bengali). It also has the honor of being one of India’s six classical languages.
The language is also spoken in the following states as a minor language:
More than 75 million people all over the world speak Telugu. It has the second-highest number of native speakers in India, second only to Hindi. 70 million of those 75 million speakers are native speakers.
Nearly 1 million Telugu speakers live in the U.S. In fact, there are diasporas of Telugu all over the country. The highest concentrations of Telegu speakers can be found in California, New Jersey, and Texas.
English to Telugu Translation
Translating English to Telugu isn’t always easy as English is part of the Germanic family of languages — not Dravidian. The Telugu Dictionary also contains more than one million variations of just one verb!
The three dialects of Telugu are:
If you’re planning on translating English to Telugu, you’ll need to know which dialect you’re dealing with.
The Telugu sentence structure also differs from English. Unlike in English, the Telugu sentence structure follows a subject/object/verb order.
Trying to learn Telugu online? Need the best language translation app for travel, school, or business? We recommend using machine translation software that has a Telugu translation tool and can easily translate text to speech, such as the MyLanguage app, available on Google Play for Android or the Apple Store for iOS.
Software such as Google Translate or Microsoft’s language learning app doesn’t offer the same English translation accuracy as paid apps.
English-Telugu translators and translation services often charge nearly $100 an hour, as this is considered a specialized language. If you’re trying to translate longer texts, this can get pretty pricey, so we recommend inputting the text into a language translation software program or app.
Check out our online translation tool that can help you learn basic words and phrases, such as hello in other languages.
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