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Telugu
(1,342 words)

1. Interaction between the Arabic and Telugu speech communities

Telugu belongs to the Dravidian language family. It is spoken as the major language in Andhra Pradesh in India by more than 66 million people, and speakers of the language have spread to different parts of the world. The interaction between the Arabic and Telugu speech communities began when the Muslim king Allauddin Khilji invaded the south in 1296 C.E. Later, Gi…

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V. Swarajya Lakshmi, “Telugu”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0339>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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