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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Dravidian language spoken in central India.
  • n. A member of the Dravidian people who speak Telugu.
  • adj. Of or relating to Telugu, its speakers, or their culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Dravidian language of India.
  • proper n. A member of the people who speak the Telugu language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Telugu language, or the Telugus.
  • n. A Darvidian language spoken in the northern parts of the Madras presidency. In extent of use it is the next language after Hindustani (in its various forms) and Bengali.
  • n. One of the people speaking the Telugu language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who speaks the Telugu language. The Telugus number some 20,000,-000, and are one of the most important of the half-civilized Dravidian tribes of southern India. They occupy a considerable stretch of country north and northwest of Madras. Also called Telingas.
  • n. The language of the district in the east of the Deccan inhabited by the Telingas: a Dravidian dialect. Also used adjectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Dravidian language spoken by the Telugu in southeastern India
  • n. a member of the people in southeastern India (Andhra Pradesh) who speak the Telugu language

Etymologies

From Telugu తెలుగు (telugu). (Wiktionary)

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