Definition of Telugu in English:

Telugu

(also Telegu)

noun

  • 1A member of a people forming the majority population of the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

    • ‘The ethos and cultures of Tamilians and Telugus are as different as chalk and cheese.’
    • ‘A 110 years later, the play still has the Telugus captivated.’
    • ‘Despite being a Telugu, she says her most satisfying numbers came in other languages like Tamil and Malayalam.’
    • ‘Kannadigas, Telugus, Tamils have all settled down here and contributed their own culture to mingle with the local culture to create a truly Bangalorean ethos.’
    • ‘This is a small effort to remind Telugus about their rich traditions that are on the wane.’
  • 2[mass noun] The Dravidian language of the Telugu, with about 72 million speakers.

    • ‘As many as 150 students have started to read, write and speak in Telugu.’
    • ‘The film is originally in Mandarin but has been dubbed in Hindi and Telugu for its India release.’
    • ‘The Research Centre will soon come out with similar Internet search engines for Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada languages, he said.’
    • ‘A versatile linguist, he has acted in every major regional language including Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi and Telegu.’
    • ‘The thriller is also slated for release in at least two other languages - Tamil and Telugu.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Telugu or their language.

    • ‘Most Hindus in Malaysia speak Tamil, even if they are Gujarati or Telegu.’
    • ‘These books will be available in English and the publishers have plans of bringing these comics in Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu languages too.’
    • ‘An official Website will also be launched containing about 2,000 pages with information ranging from the history of the language to Telugu software.’
    • ‘Because, rarely would one have the pleasant opportunity of having two lovely actresses from Telugu film world knocking their doors and wanting to spend some time with their families.’
    • ‘Eating is my passion and I am used to the best of Malayali, Telugu and North Indian food.’

Origin

From the name in Telugu, teluṅgu.

Pronunciation:

Telugu

/ˈtɛləɡuː/