|Telugu, one of these 23 official languages is not only the largest spoken Dravidian
language, but also the second largest spoken language after Hindi.|
More than 80 million people across the world (Bahrain, Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, United Arab Emirates and the
United States), including 66 million native speakers in India, Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry (where it is the
official language of the state), and Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, and Chhattisgarh also know how to
speak, read or write in this beautiful, culturally rich and evolved over ages language. Telugu like Hindi, Bengali,
Marathi and Gujrati, is also considered as another shudh bhasha or pure language.