Tamil (தமிழ்), a Dravidian language spoken by around 52 million people in Indian, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, the USA, UK and Australia. It is the first language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and is spoken by a significant minority of people (2 million) in north-eastern Sri Lanka. (...)
Words like “Telugu”, “Tenugu”, and “Andhramu” were used in several circumstances in the “Tenugu Bharatam” published in 1050 AD. The name for a group is “Andhra” which is also used to contact the language that had progressed over 1000 years. “Andhrulu”, “Andhradesam”, “Teluguvaru”, “Telugudesam”, “Tenugudesam”, and “Tenugu Bhasha” are used as alternatives. Telugu language is India’s native Dravidian language.
The Languages of India belong to several language families, the major ones being the Indo-Aryan languages spoken by 73% of Indians and the Dravidian languages spoken by 24% of Indians. Other languages spoken in India belong to the Austroasiatic, Tibeto-Burman, and a few minor language families and isolates