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Telugu/Dialects


Introduction  —  History  —  Dialects  —  Literature

Transliteration  —  Alphabet  —  Grammar  —  Common Phrases


Telugu (తెలుగు telugu, /t̪elugu/) has three main dialects, known as māndalikamu (మాండలికము, /maːŋɖəlɪkəmʊ/) or yās (యాస, /jaːsə/). They are named after the three regions of Andhra Pradesh: Telangana, Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema.

The language has many other smaller dialects like North Coastal (Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam districts), Godavari Districts, Gunturu Mandalikamu, Nelluru district, kurnool,Chittoor, Kadapa, Karimnagar, Khammam etc. Though the vocabulary does not change much amongst the dialects, the style of pronunciation/accent is different from one another.