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Telugu Language Day: 13 Interesting facts about Telugu you didn’t know

While there is history to the Telugu language, it is probably the only language that also is proven by Science that it is one of the most prominent ones in the world. Here are 14 facts you ought to know about Telugu on Telugu Language Day. 
 
  1. Historians claim that the Telugu Language is known to exist since 400 BCE.
2. In 2012, Telugu was voted as the 2nd best script in the world by International Alphabet Association, Korean (language) ranks no 1.
 
3. Speaking Telugu Language activates about 72,000 neurons in your body, highest for any Language in the world proven by Science.
 
4. An ethnic group from Sri Lanka called Sri Lankan Gypsies mostly speak Telugu.
 
5. There are many Telugu communities in Myanmar, Mauritius  and Eastern parts of Asia. 
 
6. In the 16th century, an Italian Explorer Niccolò de’ Conti found that the words in Telugu language end with vowels, just like those in Italian, and hence, referred to it as “The Italian of the East”.
 
7. Telugu ranks 3rd by the number of native speakers in India (75 million people), and 15th in the Ethnologue list of most-spoken languages worldwide.
 
8. Telugu derived from trilinga, as in Trilinga Desa, “the country of the three lingas”. According to a Hindu legend, Shiva descended as a linga on three mountains: Kaleswaram in Naizam, Srisailam in Rayalaseema and Bhimeswaram in Kostha
 
9. Telugu is the only mainstream language in the Eastern world, that has every single word ending with a vowel sound.
 
10. Telugu language has the most number of idioms and proverbs (also known as Saamethalu).
 
11. Telugu language was previously also known as Tenungu or Telungu.
 
12. Rabindranath Tagore is said to have stated that Telugu is the sweetest of all Indian Languages.
 
13. A Palindrome of 40 slokas which when read from start to end is Ramayana and end to start is Mahabharata — there is no other language like this.
 

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