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The Telugu people
Telugu people
or Teluguvaaru are a Dravidian ethnic group that natively speak Telugu. The majority of Telugus reside in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and town of Yanam
Yanam
in Union Territory Pondicherry. There is also a significant Telugu population in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Telugu language
Telugu language
is the third-most spoken language in India[2] and the fourth most in the Indian subcontinent, following Hindi, Bengali and Punjabi.

Contents

1 Language 2 Culture

2.1 Literature 2.2 Arts 2.3 Clothing 2.4 Festivals

3 Population

3.1 Distribution

4 Notable Telugu people 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Language[edit] Main article: Telugu language Telugu is a South-Central Dravidian language primarily spoken in the states of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
and Telangana, India, where it is an official language. Early inscriptions date from 575 AD and literary texts from the 11th century, written in a Telugu script
Telugu script
adapted from the Bhattiprolu alphabet
Bhattiprolu alphabet
of the early inscriptions.[citation needed] Culture[edit] Main article: Culture of Andhra Pradesh Main article: Culture of Telangana Literature[edit] Main article: Telugu literature Arts[edit] Kuchipudi
Kuchipudi
is a famous Classical Indian dance from Andhra Pradesh, India.

Kuchipudi Vilasini Natyam Perini Shivatandavam Oggu Katha Burra Katha Andhra Natyam Telugu Cinema Kalankari - The art Kalamkari
Kalamkari
is pronounced as Kalankari (కలంకారి) in Andhra Pradesh

Clothing[edit]

Male

Uttareeyam or Pai Pancha (Angavastram or veil) Pancha (Dhoti) Jubba (Kurta) The top portion Lungi
Lungi
(Casual dress)

Women

Cheera (Sari)

Girls

Langa Oni
Langa Oni
(Half sari) Parikini (Long skirt or skirt below knees and a blouse)

Festivals[edit] Important festivals celebrated by Telugu people
Telugu people
include:

Bhogi, Makara Sankranti, Kanuma in January. (The exact date may vary as per the Hindu
Hindu
calendar.) Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri
in February/March. (The exact date may vary as per the Hindu
Hindu
calendar.) Ugadi
Ugadi
or the Telugu New Year in March/April. (The exact date may vary as per the Hindu
Hindu
calendar.) Sri Rama Navami
Sri Rama Navami
celebrated in March/April, 9 days after Ugadi. (The exact date may vary as per the Hindu
Hindu
calendar.) Bonalu
Bonalu
celebrated in Ashada masam (July/August). (The exact date may vary as per the Hindu
Hindu
calendar.) Hanuman Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti
in June/August. Vaikuntha Ekadashi
Vaikuntha Ekadashi
in June/August. (The exact date may vary as per Hindu
Hindu
calendar.) Varalakshmi Vratam
Varalakshmi Vratam
in August. (The exact date may vary as per Hindu calendar.) Krishna Janmashtami
Krishna Janmashtami
in August. (The exact date may vary as per Hindu calendar.) Vinayaka Chaviti
Vinayaka Chaviti
in August. (The exact date may vary as per the Hindu calendar.) Bathukamma
Bathukamma
celebrated for nine days during Durga Navratri. Dasara in September/October. (The exact date may vary as per the Hindu calendar.) Atla Tadde 3rd day in bright half of Ashviyuja month (falls in September/October in Gregorian calendar). However, the exact date may vary according to the Hindu
Hindu
calendar. Deepavali
Deepavali
date may vary as per the Hindu
Hindu
calendar.) Nagula Chaviti in October/November. (The exact date may vary as per the Hindu
Hindu
calendar.) Ramadan, Bakrid
Bakrid
& Moharram, Vesak Day
Vesak Day
and Christmas
Christmas
are among the minorities.

Population[edit] Distribution[edit] Telugu is the third most spoken language after Hindi
Hindi
and Bengali in India.[2] Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
and Telangana
Telangana
are the principle resident states for Telugu people. Telugu people
Telugu people
form the majority speakers in South India
India
with over 71 million speakers in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
and Telangana. This is followed by 3.7 million in Karnataka
Karnataka
and 3.5 million in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
making them the second largest language groups in those neighboring states.[3] In Karnataka, Telugu people
Telugu people
are predominantly found in the border districts with majority in Bangalore
Bangalore
city. In Tamil Nadu, Telugu people who migrated during the Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
period have spread across mostly in Western districts and Northern Districts, with highest[3] concentration in Coimbatore District. In Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Telugu population is over 1.4 million, followed by 0.7 million in Orissa. Other states with significant population include West Bengal and Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
with 200,000 and 150,000 respectively.[3] The overseas Telugu diaspora numbers more than 800,000 in the United States, with the highest concentration in Central New Jersey
New Jersey
(Little Andhra[4]). Notable Telugu people[edit] Main article: List of Telugu people See also[edit]

Kakatiya dynasty Satavahana dynasty Krishnadevaraya List of people from Telangana List of people from Andhra Pradesh Telugu development Telugu cuisine Hyderabad

References[edit]

^ "Telugu population figure worldwide". Ethnologue. August 2008.  ^ a b "Nearly 60% of Indians speak a language other than Hindi". The Times of India.  ^ a b c "Kannadigas outnumber Malayalis 2:1 in Tamil Nadu". The Times of India. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2018-03-06.  ^ [1] Accessed 18 June 2017.

External links[edit]

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Translations of Telugu fiction and articles

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State of Andhra Pradesh

Capital: Amaravati
Amaravati
(de facto), Hyderabad
Hyderabad
(de jure)

Topics

Cinema Cuisine Culture Demographics Economy Education Elections Geography Government Highest point History Language Politics Sports People Transport Tourism

Regions

Coastal Andhra Rayalaseema

Districts

Anantapur Chittoor East Godavari Guntur Kadapa Kurnool Krishna Prakasam Nellore Srikakulam Visakhapatnam Vizianagaram West Godavari

Million-plus cities

Visakhapatnam Vijayawada

Cities (population over 1 lakh)

Adoni Anantapur Bhimavaram Chilakaluripet Chittoor Dharmavaram Eluru Gudivada Guntakal Guntur Hindupur Kadapa Kakinada Kurnool Machilipatnam Madanapalle Nandyal Narasaraopet Nellore Ongole Proddatur Rajahmundry Srikakulam Tadepalligudem Tadpatri Tenali Tirupati Vijayawada Visakhapatnam Vizianagaram

Tourism

Dams Forts Lakes National Parks Hindu
Hindu
Temples Churches Wildlife Sanctuaries Waterfalls

Related lists

List of cities in Andhra Pradesh List of mandals in Andhra Pradesh List of urban local bodies in Andhra Pradesh List of revenue divisions in Andhra Pradesh List of urban agglomerations in Andhra Pradesh

Portal: Andhra Pradesh

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State of Telangana

Capital: Hyderabad

Topics

Cuisine Culture Economy Education Geography Government History Language Politics People Tourism

Dynasties

Assaka Satavahanas Ikshvaku Salankayanas Vishnukundinas Chalukyas Rastrakutas Western Chalukyas Kakatiyas Musunuri Nayaks Bahmanis Qutb Shahi Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Nizams

Districts

Adilabad Asifabad Bhadradri Hyderabad Jagtial Jangaon Jayashankar Jogulamba Kamareddy Karimnagar Khammam Mahabubabad Mahbubnagar Mancherial Medak Medchal–Malkajgiri Nagarkurnool Nalgonda Nirmal Nizamabad Peddapalli Rajanna Sircilla Ranga Reddy Sangareddy Siddipet Suryapet Vikarabad Wanaparthy Warangal
Warangal
(rural) Warangal
Warangal
(urban) Yadadri

Commissionerates

Hyderabad Karimnagar Khammam Nizamabad Ramagundam Siddipet Warangal

Major cities

Hyderabad Warangal Nizamabad Khammam Karimnagar Ramagundam Mahabubnagar Nalgonda Adilabad Suryapet

Tourism

Churches Dams Forts Hindu
Hindu
Temples Lakes National Parks Sanctuaries Waterfalls

Municipal corporations

Hyderabad Karimnagar Khammam Nizamabad Ramagundam Warangal

Related lists

List of cities in Telangana
Telangana
by area List of cities in Telangana
Telangana
by population List of districts in Telangana List of urban local bodies in Telangana Portal: Telangana

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Ethnic groups of India

This tree diagram depicts the relationships of the major ethnic, linguistic and religious groups in India. For example, an H under Gujarati implies a Hindu, Gujarati-speaking Indian of Indo-Aryan ancestry. This list excludes caste groups like the Dalits which is a socio-political identity across linguistic, religious and racial lines. In addition, it should be noted that the terms 'Indo-Aryan' and 'Dravidian' refer to linguistic differences that exist between both groups.

Indians

Indo-Aryans

Assamese (অসমীয়া)

Bengali (বাঙালী)

Dogra (डोगरा / ڈوگرا)

Gujarati (ગુજરાતી)

Hindi
Hindi
(हिन्दी)

Konkani (कोंकणे)

Marathi (मराठी माणसं)

Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / पंजाबी / پنجابی)

Odia (ଓଡିଆ)

H, M, C, S

H, M, A

H, S, M

H, M, J

H, M

HC

H, M, B, J

H, M, C, S

Dards

Brokpa (ब्रोक्पा)

Kashmiri (कॉशुर / کٲشُر)

Shina (षीना / شینا‎)

Kho (کھو)

B

H, M

B, H, M

Tibeto-Burmans

Arunachali (རྫོང་ཁ་)

Manipuri (মনিপুরি)

Bodo-Garo

Mizo

Naga

Sikkimese - Lepcha (Róng) (རྫོང)

Tripuri (ত্রিপুরা)

B, T, H

H, C

C, H, T

C, T

C, T

B, H

H, T

Dravidians

Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ)

Malayali (മലയാളി)

Tamil (தமிழர்)

Telugu (తెలుగు)

H, C

H, C, M, A

H, C, M, A

H, C

Iranic

Parsi (પારસી)

Pathan
Pathan
(پٹھان / पठान)

Austroasians

Khasi (খাসি)

Nicobarese
Nicobarese
(निकोबारी)

Munda (मुण्डा)

C, T

C,

.