Who is the greatest Telugu poet

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The little Telugu (language) course:

Telugu (తెలుగు) is a language from the Dravidian language family. It is spoken by 74 million people [1] in southern India. This makes Telugu the largest Dravidian language and, after Hindi and Bengali, the language of India with the third most speakers. The range of the Telugu largely coincides with the borders of the state of Andhra Pradesh, in which it is spoken by 84% of the population and serves as the official language. In addition, Telugu is recognized as one of the 22 national languages ​​of India on a supraregional level.

The oldest language evidence of Telugu is an inscription from the year 575. The oldest literary work is a rewrite of part of the Mahabharata epic from the 11th century. According to tradition, the author of this work also wrote the first Telugu grammar in Sanskrit with the title Andhrashabdachintamani. Similar to the other Dravidian literary languages, Telugu has been heavily influenced by Sanskrit, the classical language of Hinduism. In the early 20th century, written and spoken Telugu formed almost two completely different languages. After long battles between classics and modernists, a modernized form of written Telugu - more appropriately adapted to everyday language - is now almost universally used in scripts and the media.

Like many Indian languages, Telugu has its own script, the Telugu script. This is very similar to the Kannada script and belongs to the family of Indian scripts. It shares the common origin of the Brahmi script from the 3rd century BC with the other scriptures of India, Tibet and Southeast Asia. Chr. And a common functional principle: They are an intermediate form of alphabet and syllabary, so-called Abugidas, in which each consonant sign has an inherent vowel a, which can be modified by diacritical marks. Typically for a South Indian script, the Telugu script is characterized by its round shapes.

(from Wikipedia)



amma - mom

nanna - papa

akka - older sister

anna - older brother

chelli (!) - younger sister

thammudu - younger brother

tatia - grandpa (grandfather)

tataiah - grandma (grandmother)

cheli (!) - girlfriend


vandanalu - Thank you!

chalu - enough

vaddu - no!

kavali - Yes, thank you (e.g. when asked if you want something)

avunu - Yes (within the conversation)

idi - this

adi - that

ivi - this

ivandi - please give me

ivu - please give me

bagunnara - how are you?

bagunnanu - I'm fine!


annam - rice

cura - curry

perugu - yogurt

nillu - water

aratikaya - bananas (fruit)

kaya - fruit

chala bagundi - very delicious

pedari - great

manta - spicy