Tongues of the World: Tamil

Overview: Tamil is a Dravidian language, meaning that it belongs to a family of languages found mostly in southern India, which at one time might have been dominant all across the Indian subcontinent. It is related to a few other major Indian languages such as Kannada and Telugu, as well as Malayalam, which actually used [...]

Tongues of the World: Marathi

Overview: Marathi is a widespread language native to central and western India, and is the official language of the state of Maharashtra. With nearly one hundred million speakers, it is one of the major languages of India and is spoken all over the world. It has dozens of dialects that can vary a great deal [...]

Tongues of the World: Telugu

Overview: The language of Telugu is also known by many other names, including Tenungu, Tenugu, and Telungu. The name “Telugu” could refer to the traditional boundaries of the region and its foundation in Hindu mythology, or it might be a reference to physical characteristics of the people who once lived there, but the true origins [...]