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Dravidian languages and literature
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The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken mainly in southern India and parts of eastern and central India as well as in northeastern Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and overseas in other countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. The most populous Dravidian languages are Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.— Excerpted from Dravidian languages on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Distribution of the Dravidian languages in South Asia, distinguishing four major subgroups: South (red), South-Central (orange), Central (yellow) and North (green).
Dravidian languages and literature

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Tamil[edit]

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.

Telugu[edit]

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.

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