Portal:Dravidian languages and literature
- See also Tamil Wikisource
Tamil is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of the Indian subcontinent. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in the Indian union territory of Puducherry. Tamil is also an official language of Sri Lanka and Singapore. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and the first Indian language to be declared as a classical language by the government of India in 2004. Tamil is also spoken by significant minorities in Malaysia and Mauritius as well as emigrant communities around the world.— Excerpted from Tamil language on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
- Akilathirattu Ammanai
- Tirukural, 300 BCE-300 CE by Tiruvalluvar, 1886 translation by George Uglow Pope, W. H. Drew, John Lazarus and F.W. Ellis
- See also Telugu Wikisource
Telugu is a South-central Dravidian language native to India. It stands alongside Hindi, English and Bengali as one of the few languages with official primary language status in more than one Indian state. Telugu is the primary language in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and the union territory of Puducherry. It is one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India. Telugu ranks fourth among the languages with the highest number of native speakers in India, with 6.93 percent at the 2011 census, and fifteenth in the Ethnologue list of most widely-spoken languages worldwide. It is one of six languages designated a classical language by the Government of India. — Excerpted from Telugu language on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
- Telugu-English Dictionary, 1862 by Peter Percival (transcription project)
- The Telugu Primer, for the Use of Those who wish to study the Telugu language (1851) (transcription project)
- A grammar of the Teloogoo language, 1849 by Alexander Duncan Campbell (transcription project)
- Folk-lore of the Telugus, 1919 (transcription project)
- Call number PL4601 on the Online Books Page