• WordNet 3.6
    • n Telugu a Dravidian language spoken by the Telugu in southeastern India
    • n Telugu a member of the people in southeastern India (Andhra Pradesh) who speak the Telugu language
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Telugu 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.
    • a Telugu Of or pertaining to the Telugu language, or the Telugus.
    • Telugu One of the people speaking the Telugu language.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Telugu 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 Telugu The language of the district in the east of the Deccan inhabited by the Telingas: a Dravidian dialect. Also used adjectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Telugu tel′ōō-gōō the language spoken in the north-western portion of the Dravidian area inhabited by the Telingas
    • Telugu Also Tel′oogoo
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In literature:

The Kanarese literary language and the Tamil and Telugu rest on the foundations laid by the Jaina monks.
"On the Indian Sect of the Jainas" by Johann George Bühler
Madgi: Telugu tanners and hide-curriers.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
They are the Pariahs of the Telugu country, and are regarded as impure and degraded.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
The Golkars of Chanda may be derived from the Telugu Golars or graziers, with a probable admixture of Gond blood.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
This is the well-known Chengali gaddi of the Telugu districts.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Next to our mission in Burma, the Telugu mission has been most blessed by God.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
One of these marks is usually known as sudi in Telugu, and suli in Tamil.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
A Telugu MS. on palm-leaves, brought from India by Sir Thos.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
With Map of India showing Telugu Country.
"The Life of a Conspirator" by Thomas Longueville
He compiled grammars and dictionaries in Mahratta, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, and Bhotana.
"Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers" by William Edward Winks