Tamil vs. Telugu

Difference between Tamil and Telugu

Tamil and Telugu both belong to the Dravidian family of languages and two major South Indian languages spoken in India along with Dravidian family of languages Kannada and Malayalam. Most of outsiders and international visitors are confused because to the stranger’s ears, the language may sound same. However, the difference between two major languages lies in their origin and scripts. Tamil is spoken majorly in the state of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and Mauritius. On the other hand, Telugu is limited to the southern Indian state Andhra Pradesh.

The difference lies in the origin of these two languages. Tamil is the oldest language of Dravidian family with an existence of over two thousand years. Sangam literature, dated between 3rd century BC and 3rd century AD, is one of the earliest literature of the language whereas Telugu literatures can be found only dated to 575 AD. The three writers Renati Cholas, Nannaya, Tikkana and Erra Preggada started the Telugu literary movement in real terms when they started writing Mahabharata in Telugu. The language, Telugu shows strong influence of Sanskrit whereas Tamil is not dependant on Sanskrit for grammar. Tamil has of 12 vowels, 18 consonants and one special character- the āytam with 216 combined consonants and vowels whereas Telugu has sixty characters including forty-one consonants, 16 vowels and three vowel modifiers. The words in Telugu end with vowel sound.

The evolution of the Tamil language is categorized into three periods which are Old Tamil, Middle Tamil period and Modern Tamil. Though, the scholars have differentiated the languages however, both of them have rich history and produced excellent literatures. Both languages- Tamil and Telugu enjoy the status of classical language given to them by Government of India.

 

  • kiran

    Telugu is praised my many great people of other communities.

    • Anand

      Tamil is praised by even ordinary people of other communities!!!

      • Subba

        who said Tamil is old!!! all are false news

        • Servophbabu

          Can you prove

          • Strangerjane1

            UNESCO has approved Tamil scripts dated 2000 years old

        • Rahul_kumar20022003

          Tamil is the oldest. That is why it got Classical status ahead of even Sanskrit.

          • Jpavanaryan

            do u have brain , KARUNANIDHI bought   Language feeling in Tamil guys , for election purpose , why don’t understand ?

          • muthu pandi

            Dei porampokuit seems u know nothing abt Tamil.
            u fool blabbering as though karunanidhi brings tamil to limelight.
            so u mean to say karunanidhi is bring all the tamil literature, poets.
            u must be really DUMB ***tamil literature and poets are much much older than even the sanskritTamil never should never compare with the derived lang like Telugu, kannada etc it’s a sineven sanskrit itself derived from prakit and paliTamil can be compared with old lang likechinese, arabic, hebrew etcTo all,why telugu, kannada, malayalam are using the same as tamil numeralsonnnu. rendu, moonu etcwhere is ur literature peiod starts only b4 few centuriesடேய் இந்த தெலுங்கு, கன்னடம், செத்துபோன சமற்கிருதிம் கிட்ட எல்லாம் தமிழை ஒப்பிட்டு பார்ப்பதை நிறுத்துங்கள்.தமிழ் மொழியோட ஒப்பிட்டு பேசுவதற்க்கு சில அடிப்படை தகுதி வேண்டும்.

          • manju

            Dai poramboku nayai first learn to spell tamil wards correctly tell me which is correct after that u can scold others da pannee “kalambu r kelamba tell da pannee and spell the ward correctly fist ah ” room r roomb ha which is correct u tamilians does not know spell the wards correctly u goats r speaking about others ha ha ha comedy podaa kongaa

    • Vishnu

      ya..true..im agree..Telugus are more prosperous economically than tamils in Malaysia…

  • Bhala

    Tamil is one of the oldest classical langauge with grammer (before 2500 years ago) in the world still spoken by all sort of peoples which has its own scripts for numeric too.

    • Jpavanaryan

      u don’t know the facts , then u r talking like   a monark , Tamil is originated from  SANSKRIT only  only a fool would question it . do u know  why valmiki ,vyasudu  written mahabharatha , Ramayana in sanskrit . realise now man , if u celebrate  classical  literature means it won’t become  classical language .

      • manju

        All tamil kongaas chutha moodikenee pongaa

        • manju

          Telugu Bro give respect to the tamil kongaas Becoz they r biggest and famous beggars of world history they beg for water and hogonekal land from karnataka and again water from andhra for krishna water and again water and dam begging with kerala and also they’ve second terrorist of the earth Becoz they were dreaming to grab land from Srilanka so only they only killed and Malaysia they got kicked and karnataka they got kicked and in Mumbai they got kicked huh where ever they go kick oh kicku yepudi tamil makalee valgaa so please be kicking them all over the world great tamil s kick tamils great tamils kick tamils

  • Raja

    Tamil has kept its purity till this day and has withstood the onslaught of Sanskrit, Arabic, Urdu/Hindi,english, French, Dutch, Portugese,Armenian,Greek etc. It can stand alone with capacity to develop own vocabulary drawing from its own roots, for any emerging phenomenon, which other languages lack because of their dependance on Devanagari table of alphabets as well as prolific mix-up of Sanskrit words.

  • phani

    Tamil has of 12 vowels, 18 consonants and one special character- the āytam with 216 combined consonants and vowels whereas Telugu has sixty characters including forty-one consonants, 16 vowels and three vowel modifiers.

    what is the point of saying 216 combined consonants in tamil
    u have to mention 37*16*3=1176 characters in telugu as well, then

    • Rahul_kumar20022003

      Telugu came much later than Tamil, Sanskrit, Kannada & Malayalam. Telugu has borrowed 75% of its words from Sanskrit and 25% from Tamil.
       

      • Savitri Shankaran

        Wth… yo get your facts straight… Kannada and Malayalam came from Tamil and by that time Telugu was already an ancient language… Tamil is also an amazing language… but hell NOO telugu did not borrow 75% from sanskirt and 25% from tamil… infact there are hardly any words in telugu that are the same as in tamil… Telugu is more closely related to prakrit and sanskirt then it is to tamil… even tamil itself has a lot of sanskrit words so i don’t know where your going with this… I would like to say telugu is the only language which holds north india and south india together (language wise) as it is a dravidian language which came from proto-dravidian the same place where tamil came from. anyways all the languages of India are unique in their own way…

        • Jpavanaryan

           u don’t know the facts , then u r talking like   a monark , Tamil is originated from  SANSKRIT only  only a fool would question it . do u know  why valmiki ,vyasudu  written mahabharatha , Ramayana in sanskrit . realise now man , if u celebrate  classical  literature means it won’t become  classical language .  

          • Jash121

            Tamil originated from sanskrit ? What ignorance.Tamil was and continues to be totally independent of Sanskrit except for loanwords.  

          • Chirag1993

            Both are Indian languages and none came from outside … Each region has many different language systems for e.g. – Chinese , japanese and korean , all 3 belong to separate language families and yet their culture is very similar (not totally) 

            Even in Africa 2-3 language families appear 

          • Aanand_raajaa

             valmikidu, vyasudu, wrote in sanskrit they dont telugada baadu…
            No language is near to tamil….first learn about languages and then speak..
            telugu came from tamil.. adultered 60% with sanskrit by north indian brahmins.

          • J2012

            Aanad Raajaa, Where did you come from? I bet you, you knew nothing except thinking clumsy way of approach. If you’re good at language and it’s histroy, try to share here. What’s the point of discussion? No language is developmental without other’s influence. Even you speak either Tamil or Telugu is not Tamil or Telugu at all. Stupid way of argue with your mad knowledge. Try to visit Library and collect the facts and try to talk about greatness of each.

          • Sidhardh Surapaneni

            Mr Racial faggot, get your facts straightened first….. you seem to be some kind of faggot, who has a hatred against some sects of the society.. Go hell with your opinion…. nobody cares.

          • vishal10565

            dont comment on telugu unless u have proof

          • praveen

             According to the Russian linguist M.S. Andronov, Telugu was split from Proto-Dravidian languages between 1500-1000 BC. So, Telugu became a distinct language by the time any literary activity began to appear in the Tamil land.

        • Jpavanaryan

          Both telugu and tamil are orginated  same time only . telugu is never dependent on TAMIL . 

        • J2012

          Thanks for your valid contribution. Narrow minded and half knowledge minds never understand the fact.

        • Chirag1993

          Exactly !! But i wouldn’t say that telugu is the only language that holds north and south …Malalayalam and kannada as well have more than 50 % of their vocabulary influenced by sanskrit … And the terms north and south are not legitimate cause i don’t believe in the current classification system .According to a new research  that the classification system should be labelled as Indian languages and not Indo-european . And the language family should be categorized firstly into two .. 1) Gangetic ..2) Deccan

          Gangetic will be divided into 3 or 4 branches such as northern (hindi and punjabi) , western (marathi) , North western (sindhi , kutchi etc) , Eastern (bengali , oriya , assamese etc)

          and the deccan will include 1) Far northern – Brauhi (pakistani)

          2) Northern – Various languages in the chattisgarh – MP – Orissa region like kurukh , malt , kui etc

          3) central – telugu

          And the rest three in one category.

        • Venkat

           Rubbish … you must be andhra gulty man .. faking facts is there in blood like history of AP… sorry say bro .. ask linguistic people they will tell you that Telugu is derived from kannada..

          • madan mohan

            Mind your words Mr. Venkat!! why you MADRASI use the word Gulty?? every body has their right express what they know. If you want to correct some one, this is definitely not a way. Faking? are you one those who could not make it to IT industry??
            BTW can you explain what is GULTY? Humiliated sambars wanted to give a Sarcastic Name Telugu’s to take their grudge on superior Telugus. They could not find even a single word, so they started calling them by reversing the word TELUGU as GULUTE. In practice it turned to Gulti / Gulty.

          • indian

            madrasi are illiterate assholes ive ever seen.. dey r d most ignorant persons..actually tamil is language of sri lanka language of demons.. u ppl dnt even belong to india.. it is bcos of u ppl northies look down at south it is bcos of u ignorant assholes who thinks dey r superior .. mind ur words..dnt evn dare to talk about telugu ..telugu is the sweeest language of all languages..not like ur ullukul oiuijshjhiikul chillukul fucking tongue twisting language tamil..

          • vishal10565

            only their scripts are similar but telugu is not derived from kannada.check the history

      • J2012

        Could you please use correct equation? If you knew it, try to leave your comment. Other wise shut your all holes.

      • redboy8

        learn history and comment .. 

      • vishal10565

        u fucking bastrd dont comment unless u know facts completely.if u have proof pls show me the so called 75% copied telugu letters(I am sure u cant)

      • manju

        Ah ah raja which school r u from and wr u stay baby tamil first of it was born in Lanka not india baby

    • Guest

      If you consider mixed letters, there is no comparison. For example Lakshmi is a two letter word in Telugu, where as Lakshmi needs 4 sounds / letters in Tamil.

    • Guest

      The so called 216 letters in tamil are the actual sounds that language can produce. If we go on that basis , the number of sounds in Telugu is too big. Probably 37C16 or 37 factorial.

       For example Lakshmi is a two letter word in Telugu, where as Lakshmi needs 4 sounds / letters in Tamil. Bramha needs 2 letters in telugu where as inTamil it needs 4 letters. So Tamil is still old, need to grow with the pace of human civilization.

      • madan mohan

        Terrific!!

      • perseus

        Know the difference between outdated and old. Old is gold outdated is Sanskritised telugu. Yes tamil is Old. thousand telugu goats are not equal to one tamil tiger, numbers doesnt count darling even in language if certains sounds are not at all necessary , and the simple sound essential is all there in tamil. Dont confuse Litracy and civilisation. you may be literate but your awareness is very poor. Dont be a useless learn tamil join tamils . To be our friends you dont need qualification or status to be our enemy yes you need status. mind you.

        • johnny

          i fuckin hate tamil… they smell very bad and talk like shit(their tongue is whirling inside the palate).. language best; kannada, telegu, malaylam, tamil..

          • arjun

            u bloody ass***************/// stay careful…//if i find u,,u would be burnt to ashes//bastard

          • aryan

            ashes ? hahaha funny, tamil asshole :)

          • raju

            You Aryan morons, you invented CASTE in india and it is preventing india from growing any further.

        • indian

          Just common sense.. Had Tamil been ancient, why not Valmiki and
          Vyasa write Ramayana, Mahabharatha & Bhagavatham in Tamil? And all
          vedas emerging from various regions of India be in anyother language
          than Sanskrit… or at least one verse of 4 vedas be in Tamil? If really
          Tamil were ancient language? why was it confined only in South India?
          And not much popularised as much as Sanskrit? Why Telugu, Malayalam and
          Kannada, even though being from neighbouring regions of Tamil Nadu,
          derive their language from Sanskrit and not from Tamil? Why except
          Tamil, all other Indian languges are derived from Sanskrit?

          Tamil was the language of Lanka (present Sri Lanka). It was
          the language of the demons). Inhabitants from Lanka (during
          Vibhishana’s era) settled in Southern India. It’s because of the
          friendship of Vibhishana and Rama and also because of Rama Sethu,
          Lankans could enter India. Because of their peculiar accent and
          behaviour, during those days, other Indian regions did not welcome
          Lankan Tamils much into their regions. In later ages, Lankan inhabitants
          started following Indian culture due to the glory of Rama.

          Tamil’s are derived from Ravana’s insticts. “All the glory
          of the world should belong to me. I should be the only popular being in
          the world” – this attitude of Ravana is still persistant in Tamil’s.
          Whereas people from other regions are derived from Rama’s instincts.
          “All are equal and I am the son of the supreme.” Reason why all other’s
          claim we are derived from the mother sanskirt.

          And Tamil itself is derived from various worldly languages
          because Ravana accmulated in Lanka, all the beautiful aspects and people
          found across the world, but finally tamed them as demons. So Tamil has
          both good & bad and claims a kitchidi (mixture) of all the worldly
          languages.

          Anyways Tamil cannot surpass Sanskrit on age. But which one is older Tamil or Telugu cannot be exactly said
          Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Discuss:Which_language_is_older_Tamil_or_Telugu#ixzz2mifWOyeT

        • vishal10565

          tamils are not tigers infact they are pigs

          • raju

            You are what you call others as

        • manju

          We r not goats u r tigers ah ah ah comedy so only tigers r killed in Lanka and get kicked in Malaysia and in karnataka don’t tell no just Google u hen

          • manju

            Manju you racist.

        • aryan

          I too fucking hate tamil, thank god, telugu kannada and malayali people are strong and not like hindi people, or else tamilians would have dominated us, telugu kannada and malayalam should unite to fight this tamil people who have a disease called obsessive compulsive disorder.

          • Raju

            Why do you hate tamil? Just because we refused your hindi??

            Just imagine. If you are forced to learn a alien language like Telugu at your schools, you would hate telugu too.

            Telugu, Tamil, Kannada are equally greater better lovely languages, unlike your hindi. If sanskrit is alive, no body on the earth would dare speak hindi.

  • Ragav

    Sri Krishnadeva Raya has said “Desa bhashalandu Telugu Lessa” which means “Among the nation’s languages, Telugu is the best”. Rabindranath Tagore is said to have stated that Telugu is the sweetest language. The famous Tamil poet Subramania Bharati also has sung thus “Sundara Telunginil Pattisaithu” which literally means “Sing in beautiful Telugu”.

    Being a mellifluous language, British authors in the 19th century called Telugu, Italian of the East. It is believed that Italian explorer Niccolò Da Conti, who visited Vijayanagara empire during the reign of Vira Vijaya Bukka Raya in the fifteenth century, coined the phrase.

    • Jash121

      Let me point to the fact that languages are neither good not bad, nether sweet nor rough. All of this is subjective and is in the minds of people. As a Tamilian, my stance is that Tamil is the best language around. That many not be acceptable to you because you have your own opinion on this issue. 

      • J2012

        It’s really non-sense.

      • Vishnukvv

        I agree with good or bad…but what it means …neither sweet nor rough…if that it is true..why you are forcing outsiders to learn tvmil in when they arrive in tamilnadu..is it not cynicism..even for foriegn travellers..you dont put your city/interstate buses routes in english either..do you expect once arrived in TN every man should learn Tamil instantly..what non sense is this..you have reached to a stage of great stupidity

        • perseus

          Nobody speaks hindi in India other than madhya pradhesh only urdu. First know the diff between urdu and hindi. Tamil nadu means country of tamil dont be a fool to ask us to talk your preferred language we won’t . Neither will anyone in any country will do that plus If you want favours beg us not like this kinda attitude , your not excused.You are stupid you will even ask chinese to talk chinese while theu have wu, cantonese and mandarin . English will not talk hindi you will not talk tamil , Tamils will talk language they like, next time try begging tamils to stop talking in tamil may be we will consider.

          • Bhuvesh SHarma

            Hmm You are right a region Belongs to a regional Language but this is Bharat, what are you talking of Begging. This a country which is made of regions , where people from different mix interacts with each other. A person like you who is literate and just does not know what Country is will always be living in the same well for whole life. Attitude like this kill people, whether it is Hindi, Telugu or Tamil or English or Malyalam or Bengali or Garhwali( i know you have not heard of it ) or any other Language becomes one official for all the Indians , people like you will ask your countrymen to beg. Understand that Hindi is spoken in Major Land of India , i am not supporting it because i speak Hindi. I am supporting it because people like you creates the rift based on language.

          • varun

            first u know proper english to comment.It is horrible to read ur comments with ur fucking ugly english

      • madan mohan

        You are just another ignorant person who keep just singing the same song like many. Every body agree that Tamil is older at par with Sanskrit. But Sanskrit has a wide variety of literature from science to epics. The Best or Worst, Sweet or rough of any language depends on the perspective you are looking at it. You are definitely not as great as Krishna Devaraya, or Tagore, or Bhrathi. British also stated Telugu is Italian of the East. None of them are Telugu but appreciated the Telugu.
        One simple question, why Telugu & Kannada have entirely different Script than Tamil or Devanagari? If they have come from Tamil, In fact Telugu has the highest characters among all Indian Languages. Its scripts should have been like Malayalam. Just because of a few words used from Tamil (or Tamil borrowed from Tel/Kan), no one can claim Tel/Kan are derived from Tamil.
        Please be broad minded to accept the scientific evidence instead of arguing narrow minded.

        • perseus

          As i already said English corrupted middle east for world power. While europeans set trap for brahmins in india. WHen they fell then corrupted telugu’s mix of brahmins and telugu’s tried erasing tamils of the map. Little did they knew the strength of tamils. Just like you madana mohan. Every inch of knowledge with sanskrit is direct begging from tamil. without tamil there is no sanskrit . sanskrit is a dead language. hindi is a eye wash. urudu is actually happening in india. Why do they have diff scripts because brahmin failled in kiling all tamils and tamil prevailed and your attemp to cheat and steal tamils part of andhra telugu kannada kannadam keralam malayalam was a utter flop and was stopped in the middle by tamils. who are natives of india. It has already proved your mistake of sankrising kannada malayalam and telugu is already stopped. stop dreaming. wake up . go watch tom cruise’s oblivion. How come a begger from brahminical sanskrit claim that he is scientist. ? I am a Phd in language research . Have you even heard of aramaic, summerian s, akkadians . Illitrade brahmin. You thin leaf eating being. Stop being a competition to holy cow, dont eat her food. Let the cow live longer. Let it also have some food.

          • indian

            Just common sense.. Had Tamil been ancient, why not Valmiki and
            Vyasa write Ramayana, Mahabharatha & Bhagavatham in Tamil? And all
            vedas emerging from various regions of India be in anyother language
            than Sanskrit… or at least one verse of 4 vedas be in Tamil? If really
            Tamil were ancient language? why was it confined only in South India?
            And not much popularised as much as Sanskrit? Why Telugu, Malayalam and
            Kannada, even though being from neighbouring regions of Tamil Nadu,
            derive their language from Sanskrit and not from Tamil? Why except
            Tamil, all other Indian languges are derived from Sanskrit?

            Tamil was the language of Lanka (present Sri Lanka). It was
            the language of the demons). Inhabitants from Lanka (during
            Vibhishana’s era) settled in Southern India. It’s because of the
            friendship of Vibhishana and Rama and also because of Rama Sethu,
            Lankans could enter India. Because of their peculiar accent and
            behaviour, during those days, other Indian regions did not welcome
            Lankan Tamils much into their regions. In later ages, Lankan inhabitants
            started following Indian culture due to the glory of Rama.

            Tamil’s are derived from Ravana’s insticts. “All the glory
            of the world should belong to me. I should be the only popular being in
            the world” – this attitude of Ravana is still persistant in Tamil’s.
            Whereas people from other regions are derived from Rama’s instincts.
            “All are equal and I am the son of the supreme.” Reason why all other’s
            claim we are derived from the mother sanskirt.

            And Tamil itself is derived from various worldly languages
            because Ravana accmulated in Lanka, all the beautiful aspects and people
            found across the world, but finally tamed them as demons. So Tamil has
            both good & bad and claims a kitchidi (mixture) of all the worldly
            languages.

            Anyways Tamil cannot surpass Sanskrit on age. But which one is older Tamil or Telugu cannot be exactly said
            Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Discuss:Which_language_is_older_Tamil_or_Telugu#ixzz2mifWOyeT

          • http://mithun.io/ Mithun

            Oh come on, your profile name is so ironic – you named it Indian but you’re speaking against an Indian ethnic group, Tamils.

            Just to answer to your few questions, Yes, Valmiki didn’t write Ramayana in Tamil. May be because he wasn’t a Tamil. But we have a sage called Kambar who wrote Ramayanam in Tamil. Please note it’s not a mere translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana. It was original work of Tamil sage Kambar who retold the life of Rama.

            Yes, Tamil is very old. Check UNESCO’s official page. They declared Tamil as the very old language.
            What do you mean by popular? Do you think Tamil is less popular than Sanskrit? Just do a simple YouTube search like “foreigners singing Tamil songs” or “foreigner speaking in Tamil”. You’ll get quite a lot of videos and you’ll know how popular Tamil is.

            No matter you believe it or not, Tamil is very old. And “independent” from Sanskrit. Unlike any other Indian languages, Tamil is very pure and not came from any other language.

            You should answer my question: why are you so rude against Tamil?

          • varun

            who said tamil is the etnic group of india? First know the meaning of the word etnic.ethnic group means it should represent the culture of the nation.Tamil in no way represents the culture of the nation.

            In fact u tamilians are like a frog in the pond(tamil nadu) and thinks only that pond is the whole world and they are superior to every one which obviously is not.

            The answer for question that y everyone are rude againist tamil is due to their narrow mind behaviour and rudity towards others.U should know that respect is mirror reflection i.e what u get is what u show to others

          • Raju

            Hello Indian,

            Just introspect yourself and what you just said.

            You said “All are equal and I am the son of the supreme.”. If so, then why on the earth aryans invented CASTE system in india? FYI, Tamil never had this caste system. You said “All are equal” but you divided the people by caste.

            FYI, kannada/Telugu are not off-springs of Sanskrit. They just loaned a lot of words from sanskrit.

            And, How can you expect Valmiki to write things in Tamil?Funny. It is like expecting Homer to write iliad in sanskrit.

            Just think out of the tiny box you live in. Valmiki created Ravan just to belittle Tamils. FYI, Tamil never attempted to create a similar epic to derogate sanskrit.

            Just read what archeologist say. Come out of Ramayana.

          • Aryan

            U ignorant fool, tamil is the worst language, when we hear it we get irritation, like stones in vessel it will sound, why u bring caste idiot, I think u r brain washed dravidian fool, no south indian respect tamil, malayalis kannadas telugus spit on tamil face because tamils try to dominate us, u dont have any literature, compared to sanskrit and its daughter languages ur tamil is a pile of shit. You were uncivilised then and are uncivilised now, asshole, shut ur tamil ass and get lost. Talking about brahmins? huh ? come out of tamilnadu u beggar, we will kick ur ass left and right bastard.

          • dev

            Who ever you are , you proved to be an arrogant idiot. You do not have any right to talk about any language badly. That certainly makes me wonder what kind of ethics you learned thru your language.

          • RJ

            Don’t even spell the word Tamil and Tamilians. Are u a human first? Thirukural is the best literature and it is in Tamil. Mahatma wished to learn Tamil after reading about Thirukural. Do NOT speak without even understanding any language’s history and heritage. U are just a snub and irritated because your language is not as privileged as Tamil. if u have guts step inside Tamil Nadu and see. U will only be welcomed and given the best hospitality because Tamilians are the highly cultured and civilized people. We respect all cultures and languages. have u ever seen Tamil people rioting other state people? Just learn your manners and I curse your mother for not teaching it to you.

          • raju

            Hello Arya,

            When you say “tamil is the worst language” it would simply mean that all dravidian laguanges are the worst. Dont simply throw words. A simple question: What languages would have been spoken in india before the arrival of ariyans?
            And why should we not talk about brahmins? Caste system was introduced by aryans and it is hurting india badly even in this 21st century. Just try to write a simple essay without using any sanskrit word in telugu. It’s gonna be very difficult. Tamil is independent of this sanskrit and that is why it is the only dravidian language declared as classical.

        • EPOC

          Unfortunately beauty is not totally in the eye of the beholder and experts agree that Tamil is cacophonous.

    • Aanand_raajaa

       telugu is sweet because if came from tamil….. but adultered with sanskrit by brahmins

      • RS

        open wikipedia or any other site where ‘dravidian language mapping’ is shown and see, telugu has not come from tamil, it has separate origin like ur tamil.
        Malayalam is the only language came from tamil.

        • raju

          How older a language could have been if It had many children languages?.

          How old Tamil could have been if a great language like Malayalam came from tamil!!

          Has any great language come from Telugu??

    • babu karthick

      hi ragav….
      it is not said by Sri Krishnadeva Raya “”” Desa Bhashalandu Telugu Lessa”.. obviously Sri krishanadevaraya said that when he is in sleeping in his dream the lord krishna said that… it is foolish thing. how it is possible…but in tamil… bharathi told that ” yamarindha mozhigalileye tamil mozhiyai pol inidhavadhu engum kanom”” and also ” yamarindha pulavangalilaye Valluvanai pol Kambanaipol, ilangovadigalai pol boomidhanil yanganumey kandathillai””eventhough the poet Bharathi searched 14 language like tamil, sanskrit, telugu,kannadam, latin, english, etc…… i want to say another matter to you… Bharathi is not an tamilian his mother tongue is sanscrit….he is an brahmins… but he said ena thavam seitheno nan tamilanai pirapatharku”””…k… edhayum alasi araindhu pesum…pls search all those thing before you talk anything….

  • Suman_ranger

    BHRATHIYAR IS A TELUGU BUT HE HIMSELF SAID….AMONG ALL THE LANGUAGE HE KNOWS…THERE IS NO LANGUAGE AS WONDERFUL AS TAMIL…

    • Aanand_raajaa

       hey fool suman…first get knowledge about ancient poet and leader and then speak…. Bharathiyar (subramanya bharathi) is a tamil brahmin from ettaya puram ,  thoothukudi dist. tamil nadu ….

      • Suman_ranger

         idiot aanand…go and learn history….i know where he was born…any1 can be born anywhere..doesn’t hav to be a Tamil….You need somme hisory lesson…

        • Madan Mohan

          Ok IDIOT Suman, can you tell us what makes one a Tamilian? if not their birth place or roots of parents are not countable!!

    • J2012

      Could you please write a fact. Telugu is Italian of the East.

    • Madan Mohan

      Man you need to wake up. Bharathiyar the name it self is Tamil and say he is Telugu. Just because he praised Telugu??

  • muthu pandi

    டேய் இந்த தெலுங்கு, கன்னடம், செத்துபோன சமற்கிருதிம் கிட்ட எல்லாம் தமிழை ஒப்பிட்டு பார்ப்பதை நிறுத்துங்கள்.தமிழ் மொழியோட ஒப்பிட்டு பேசுவதற்க்கு சில அடிப்படை தகுதி வேண்டும்

    • miscis

      sariya sonniga boss..

      Even if you they go abroad Telugu people are meant to be stupid,Tamil people are born genius

      • Raakesh Raki

        Fuck you Tamilians(fishermen).Telugu is the second most spoken language after Hindi in India. Tollywood industry is the 2nd biggest industry in India after Bollywood. And 2nd best language in the world after “Koria” where you can write maximum exact what u speak. Those days are gone (Fishermen). Still u guys keep you thumbs in your mouths and suck. (Tamil thambees) (Arava batch).

        • Dhana

          Just Check this study between Korean and Tamil

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGSrEAW0c_A

        • karthick babu

          ….telugu spoken only in india and few peoples only spoken other states…. it is official language in andhra only.. tamil is broadly spoken in all over the world…. like singapore, srilanka, reunion, moritius, malaysia, andhaman nicobar island….there is a relation between koria and tamil.. the korean language come from tamil.. so always ur languge is lower than tamil…u dont have any navals before 1000 years… but tamil have 4000 years navals as named as tolkapiyam… in tamil upto 1 lakhs navals are there… in telugu few only its much lower than tamil…. over 55,000/- incription found in tamil in indian… but in other language below 5% only found….including ur telugu also k…we can speak in vulgar words.also..u spoke lke tat.. its clear shows that ur language people bloody own cultures

          and we not like that…..

          • indian

            ohh dat means u still unaware of the fact that tamilians dont belng to india..they cme frm sri lanka and tamil is language of demons spoken by raavana nd all and stil v cn see his ideology to thnk demselfs as superiors still exst in tamilians.. ya dey exist evrywr bcos dey dnt even hav der own country roaming around d world with fishy smell and black color yuck…

          • indian

            if we leave these tamilians..dey might even end up saying dey actually built dis earth.. bloody fishy smelling coal faced faggots.. korea derived frm tamil??rofl tamilians are best jokers on earth..

          • Raj

            I started reading this blog in a belief of knowing the answer to which is the oldest language. Unfortunately i see only people arguing about who is great instead to find the answer.

            Especially i think perseus is educated ignorant as he claims to be very knowledgable but does not know how to prove the point. Stop fighting and derive to the answer…

      • indian

        tamil ppl r born genius?? r u kiddin me?? u r nt even respected by northies in india itself.. keep ur tongue twisting ullukul pulukul enna chunna fucking tamil fold it and keep it in any one of ur 9 holes

        • manju

          Dai thambi tamil la ne just u go to karnataka and see what respect tamilians have there ok they will kick for tamilians Dai kongaa

      • manju

        Thambi u r genius only born to get kicked from all example Malaysia and Srilanka and karnataka and Mumbai and kerala huh list goes on u genius buffalo s

    • manju

      Dai chutiya Englishla msg pannra kongaa

  • Benadit

    Guys watch this scientist speak about tamil…….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRghF1pQccA 

    • suj

      some bat shit crazy guy decides to mix tamil and aliens into the same sentence and you decide to call him scientist and take whatever hes trying to shove down your throat, Nice!

  • Ranjith88

    Tamil literature has existed for over 2000 years.The earliest epigraphic records found on rock edicts and hero stones date from around the 3rd century BCE.The earliest period of Tamil literature, Sangam literature, is dated from the 300 BCE – 300 CE.

  • Balumanian Balu

    50%Kannada+20%Sanskrit+15%Prakrit+10%Tamil+5%Urdu====Telugu

    • redboy8

      u r the dumbest person in the world .

    • indian

      50% asshole+20%dick heads+15% bastards+15% stupid idiots=== tamilians..

  • Indian

    If tamil is older than telugu, then all telugu speaking people could have talked only in tamil before telugu was formed. So all current telugu speaking people were tamilians before telugu was formed and ….Vice ..Versa.
    All of us are from one single language origin. only time created new languages. In next 500 years, there is going to be two more new languages…they are tanglish (tamil + english) and telukish (telugu + english) and people will be fighting which is older tamil vs tanglish?

    • Praveen

       Telugu is mainly spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Yanam district of Pondicherry as well as in the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, some parts of Jharkhand and the Kharagpur region of West Bengal in India. It is also spoken in the United States, where the Telugu diaspora numbers more than 800,000, with the highest concentration in Central New Jersey; as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Canada, Fiji, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Ireland, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and also most of the western European countries, where there is also a considerable Telugu diaspora. At 7.2% of the population, Telugu is the third-most-spoken language in the Indian subcontinent after Hindi and Bengali. In Karnataka, 7.0% of the population speak Telugu, and in Tamil Nadu, where it commonly known as Telungu, 5.6%.

      • madan mohan

        You absolutely correct but a small correction, more than a crore Telugu speaking population live pan Karnataka.

    • Kirubaspace

       Human race came from Africa, so in today’s world, African language should have been spoken by most of the people, should not it?
      Then why Chinese Mandarin is populor.
      Don’t confuse with the no.of population and language origin?

  • Narayanakarthik

    Both language are equal.Don’t compare tamil&telugu.This two language are best in indian language.

  • Shravankumark65

    ALL MY TAMIL AND TELUGU FRIENDS DONT FIGHT 

    I’LL SAY CORRECTLY ABOUT THE LANGUAGES

    SANSKRIT THE LANGUAGE OF HINDU GODS AND LANGUAGE OF BHARATHA
    1.FROM SANSKRIT TAMIL HAS DERIVED AND ITS THE FIRST REGIONAL LANGUAGE IN INDIA.
    2.FROM SANSKRIT KANNADA(OLD) HAS DERIVED AND ITS THE SECOND REGIONAL LANGUAGE IN INDIA  AFTER TAMIL.
    3.AND AGAIN FROM KANNADA(OLD) THE NEW LANGUAGE CALLED KANNADA(NEW) AND TELUGU HAS BEEN DERIVED AND THIS BOTH LANGUAGE ARE THE THIRD MOST REGIONAL LANGUAGES IN INDIA AFTER TAMIL AND KANNADA(OLD)

    AND ALL MY FRIENDS YOU CAN OBSERVE THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF BOTH TELUGU AND KANNADA LANGUAGE.ITS SIMILAR AND NOT SOO DIFFERENT.

    • manju

      My dear who r u pa just don’t do comedy from telugu kannada was derived huh first regional language was kongaa language hey ha ha comedy i mean tamil kongaa huh pappy shame to us Indians and Hindu culture oh my god

  • Balumanian Balu

    Tamil is the national language of Srilanka.Official language of India and Singapore.Its a secondary language in Malaysia,where there are more than 100 schools completely in Tamil medium.In Mauritius ,There are lot of sign boards being kept,written in Tamil (along with Hindi to guide Indians).In French Reunion ,It is a language of defacto status.Srilankan tamils form  the majority of the Indian emigrants all over the world. Can U say a country where telugu is a national language,or atleast a secondary language?

    • redboy8

      u r fucking tamils are migrated to other parts of world to clean the bathrooms and streets , slowly u dominated the local people … and u got official status .

    • manju

      Becoz tamil language belongs to Srilanka not in india and it was born in Srilanka ok and Malaysia so only tamilians was kicked oh so only u people r great in getting kick super da kongaa

  • Bablu

    Didn’t we all know it before, “India is a land filled with assholes who fight among themselves” What is your problem Tamilians. You seem to fight with the Hindi people as well as all the other linguistic people of India. Try to live with harmony.

    • Bablu

      I intended the above comment to the mannerless idiots writing comments with baseless remarks.

    • Fabulo

      hahaha… Bablu, is the problem only with Tamilians?? At least Tamilians are not bootlickers!! Do your Hindi speaking chauvinists give a damn to any of the Dravidian languages?? Then, why is this bootlicking for?? Well, the word “Harmony” sounds a bit strange in a country filled with chauvinist people and don’t just single out the Tamilians here!!     

    • Vishnu

      Telugu ?Is that a language.I wonder ,How telugu has got the classical language status.Do U know Kannada?Telugu has 25% of words from Kannada.It has stolen our Kannada script from Us.Telugu is a highly adulterated language.It has its roots from Pali,Prakrit ,Kannada,Tamil,Urdu(Near hyderabad areas)and most importantly Sanskrit.It as 75% of words from The great Classical language”Sanskrit”.Even the translation of”Telugu language” is Telugu Basha in Telugu.basha is a sanskrit word!!!!!!!!Without sanskrit,prakrit ,kannada Telugu is dead and cannot be used?!!!!
      How can a language ,which cannot retain its originality,can become a classical language?Idiot Manmohan singh,did it because he wanted the  constitutional territories from AP.

      • redboy8

        what u know about Telugu, are u a scholar in Telugu ?? have u ever counted words in Telugu , then how come u say 25% are from Kannada and 75% from Sanskrit . kannada and telugu are based on bhrami script and the Bhattiprolu Brahmi script evolved into the Telugu script by 5th century C.E . telugu has most refined alphabetical representation than kannada  . telugu evolved as a sperate central dravidian language unlike kannda tamil and malayalam all are belongs to south Dravidian . learn history first … u don’t deserve to comment badly about telugu … 

      • Rahul

        The No.1 fact is you tamilians are african blacks imported in BC times to india and spread your color even to other parts in india.
        Moreover, your tamil scripts in early AD times were found near egypt. so its clear that u r imported africans. u dont even deserve to be native indians.
        You know, 42% of tamil population is of telugu origin.
        They just evolved and learnt tamil because u stupids wont teach the residents of other languages anything else than only  tamil.
        Once upon a time before 1953 Madras was capital of both north andhra and south tamilnadu, we donated u.
        Whoever ruling is non-tamilian. jayalalitha is from ur anti-state karnataka.
        previous MGR from kerala.
        karunanidhi from a  telugu origin family.
        infact tamilians dont have skills and power so the other state people come and rule you and make u fool.
        even in movies,
        Rajinikanth is marathi guy.
        we respect ur tamil. but by seeing ur stupid comments on telugu , it made me to post these facts.
        Really u people are fools better u dont speak anything about telugu else u wouldcome across some more facts.

        • Rahul

          I replied to @Vishnu thinking he is tamilian. if he is kannada guy then i apologize to all tamilians for posting the above comments. i dont knwo why the bloody kannada asshole is commenting on this page.
          @tamil guys please ignore above comment

        • nivetha

          you know why they came here..??? because..here we respect every Indian citizen as our brothers and sisters…if they are so popular why don’t they be in their own place act,rule and other things..??? and remember many tamilians have ruled us.

        • raju

          You said
          1. “tamilians are african blacks imported in BC times”
          2. 42% of tamil population is of telugu origin

          And, what is wrong being black or having roots from africa?
          Proved that You are a racist.

          Scientists believe that the fist human would have come from africa. Our roots goes down to africa no matter what language you speak.
          FYI, without sanskrit, your telugu is dead. You can not even spend a single hour without speaking sanskrit word in your life time.

      • veermarathi

        i dont knw u r tamilian or kannada guy, if u r tamilian below guy’s comments are enough, if u r kannada guy then listen,
        kannada is NO.1  more begger language which begged many words from tamil(grammatical mostly pronouns and few verbal) and in wikipedia its shown as tamil kannada which originated frm southern dravidian evolution.
        it begged all verbal and  noun words from telugu and neighbour marathi.
        its the only language which has no single origin.
        its a mentally disabled language with foolish people living in the state .
        you people always watch tamil and telugu movies but u dnt have any idea or self respect to develop ur films. waste creativity.
        nothing else alll foolish monkeys. u begged even frm our marathi many words and u just hang in middle of telugu and marathi and tamil .

      • madan mohan

        Look here another idiot!!! Please be refrained to comment on a subject which requires intellectual knowledge. First you don’t know the history of Kannada and Telugu else you would not dare to post comment. Have you anytime thought why Telugu & Kannada scripts are alike and different from Tamil or Devanagari. Please do your studies from class 1 again and come here.

        If Telugu borrowed words from other languages what about the Kannada? it doesn’t? it even barrows words from Hindi (being the youngest of Indian languages). Languages barrow the loner words from other languages as they evolve. Do you know how much the modern Tamil is adulterated with Sanskrit words? it had to come up with new characters to accommodate these words. But still it is ancient and classical. The same way Telugu Kannada.

        It is not Manmohan Singh who is awarding the Classical Status to any Indian Languages. If so, Hindi or Punjabi would have got much before than Telugu or Kannada.

        For your information I am Kannada and blessed to study both Kannada & Telugu at School as I lived in both states. Ignorant people like you are doing more harm to Kannada than the others.

        • Mass Manju

          Hello u tamil s always be singing same song that we r great and our language first great and our people r great , just telling these only u cnt be great just think of ur cm jaya s she is from mysore but from telugu family, and karunanidhi , and Anna Dora not Dorai, yko, and vijaykanth all r from telugu family and rajini from marathi and mgr from kerala huh enough still list goes on tell me any tamilians who have become cm in andhra r other state no one then how u people will we r great great Iif u r great u would have ruled y cnt u rule ur own state shame first learn and then u can speak , and also listen don’t be thinking to grab some r anything where ever u go like Malaysia , Srilanka, karnataka , kerala ok so only where ever u people go their u get beatings nicely from locals and thrown out and also telugus have borrowed wards from tamil plz don’t joke ah and y u have so many tamil diaspora means ur films cnt able to realise above thousand theaters that too for some films u reach near thousand theaters all over the world huh so bad na and one more thing with out rajini tamil industry would die if rajini stops doing film then u guys Wat power u have and Don’t be fight where ever u go it’s our land and our state and our water and all ok. at least now u guys try to do good things .good byeu

          • Mass Manju

            Sorry not for madan

      • vishal10565

        shut up vishnu.even kannada came from sanskrit

      • aryan

        We r proud that our telugu is made fine and refined by sanskrit, thats why it is sweet to hear speak and sing, not like your dirty stupid pronunciation confusing and rough uncivilised barbaric language …….. fool :) !

  • Guest

    The basis purpose of language is good communication. Tamile miserably fails in that. Some simple example are, if I write ‘Kanti’ in tamil and show it to any tamilian, they read it as ‘Gandhi'; ‘Bapu’ as ‘Babu’, the list is endless.

  • Guest

    The basis purpose of language is good communication. Tamil miserably fails in that. Some simple examples are, if I write ‘Kanti’ in tamil and show it to any tamilian, they read it as ‘Gandhi'; ‘Bapu’ as ‘Babu’, the list is endless.If I write something, the other person should exactly read what I meant without a change in pronounciation. then only it is a good medium of communication.Tamil may (!?) be the Oldest, but still it is old (not really developed). Oldest alone can not make  Tamil as great.What is the point is self-praising, if the language can not meet its basic purpose.

  • Rahul

    First of all the person who stated difference between tamil and telugu do not have proper knowledge..
    Telugu is a very old language. But the documentation of the language was started late. One of Christian showed some crap showing that Indian culture is NOT old. The problem is same. We didn’t document everything.

     Telugu  which derives lot of words frm sanskrit and prakrit after hindi,urdu and moreover it belongs to dravidian south central group and tamil belong to dravidian south group.  telugu is the highly spoken dravidian language.

    As both belong to basic dravidian group they share few common words and even grammer resembles bit alike.
    Both are ancient and have independent origins.
     there is no need to compare these both by stating ‘ Tamil Vs. Telugu’ as if it is a cricket match.
    I respect these both ancient and clasical languages…. :)

  • Surya Balu

    I’m Surya,from Chennai.My father is a Tamil-Vellalar and my mother is Reddiyar(Telugu).I consider both Tamil and Telugu as my mother tongues.I’ve respect for both the languages.
    Each language has its own specialty.While Tamil is considered to be the oldest language of Dravidian languages,Telugu has its own independent script;could able to represent all the sounds of human voice.While Telugu forms the base of Carnatic music,The two of the greatest religious sects of Hinduism,Shaivism and Vaisnavism were completely practiced;and all its literary works Thiruppaavai,Thiruvenpaavai,Naalayira Divya prabandham are in Tamil.
    While Telugu is the most spoken Dravidian language with Bulk population ,(~84million),Tamil is the only Indian language to be considered as the official language in Srilanka,Singapore and has given the secondary language status in Malaysia.
    And Both Tamils and Telugus(Along with Malayalis,Kannigas,Tulus,Kodavas,Irulas) are considered Dravidian race people.
    ie,We all have connected some how as a race.
    More than that We alll are Indians.

  • thana

    refer to 1st paragraph line number 5.( On the other hand, Telugu is limited to the southern Indian state Andhra Pradesh),  Telugu language is not limited within AP but it has wide spread to other countries since Vijayanagara and  Kalinga kingdom 7th century  to Indonesia and there after to other countries such as Malaysia,Singapore,Mauritius ,USA and etc.Despite that Telugu language also declared as 2nd spoken language in India after Hindi.In 9th century 

    Englishmen called it the Telugu language as “Italian of the East”. 

    • Balumanian Balu

      What telugu ,telugu ,telugu.The power of a particular language depends ona large number of speakers
      a substantial fraction of non-native speakers (function as lingua franca)
      official status in several countriesa linguistic community not defined strictly along ethnic lines (multiethnic, pluricentric language)one or more standard registers which are widely taught as a foreign languageassociation with linguistic prestigeuse in international trade relationsuse in international organizationsuse in the academic communitysignificant body of literature                     Tamil obeys to most of the criteria,(It has official status in Singapore and Srilanka;secondary status in Malaysia.While telugu doesn’t

      • Karthik

        Your tamil basically do not meet the criteria of being a language. it loses many vocal letters like ‘ha’ to ‘ga’ and ku to ‘gu’ etc.so you are not eligible to comment here. tamil even is the second largest dravidian language, whereas first is telugu. You are being ruled by kannada CM(jayalalitha) and Karunanidhi(telugite) ; as per real statistics 42% tamil residents are oftelugu origin and they speak well in telugu. Better you understood well.

        • Balumanian Balu

          Jaya is a Tamil iyengar from Mysore.Karuna is Isai vellar(Tamil).Tamil doesn’t have any sanskrit feature like your adulterated  brothel Telugu.Even if you say Telugu basha,that basha is a sanskrit word.If you remove all the sanskrit word from your prostitute telugu language,it will suck!!!!Only in Andhra Your telugu lives.While tamil is a world language!!

          • redboy8

            jaya mom is telugu and karuna’s mother tounge is telugu … u ffucking cunt . go and ask u r jaya amma … and karuna daddy . u born to these both that why u sound racist like them .

          • manju

            Dai kongaa kudhiaya konjoo vaaya chutha mudiko Jaya born in mysore but in telugu family i know beoz I’m from karnataka da aaaa venderu

        • Balu

          Did your prostitute mother said 42% of tamilnadu are Telugus??

          • indian

            noo ur prostitue mother said wen she is sleeping with 90 million telugu ppl

          • ashok

            you idiot tamilian.remember you are also having mother and sister.they are having 9 holes each.so many donkeys and male buffellows also available in your tamil nadu

          • manju

            See kongaa ur tamil culture how u speak and obey Dai i don’t speak about ur mother Becoz ur mother is our mother Dai kongaa khudaiya learn to speak correctly r else just go to karnataka and Malaysia and kerala and Mumbai and in Srilanka speak tamil with the police men first they will kick u kongaa Becoz kongaa r born to kicked it’s recorded history in above all mentioned states and countries

      • indian

        Join the di

        Just common sense.. Had Tamil been ancient, why not Valmiki and
        Vyasa write Ramayana, Mahabharatha & Bhagavatham in Tamil? And all
        vedas emerging from various regions of India be in anyother language
        than Sanskrit… or at least one verse of 4 vedas be in Tamil? If really
        Tamil were ancient language? why was it confined only in South India?
        And not much popularised as much as Sanskrit? Why Telugu, Malayalam and
        Kannada, even though being from neighbouring regions of Tamil Nadu,
        derive their language from Sanskrit and not from Tamil? Why except
        Tamil, all other Indian languges are derived from Sanskrit?

        Tamil was the language of Lanka (present Sri Lanka). It was
        the language of the demons). Inhabitants from Lanka (during
        Vibhishana’s era) settled in Southern India. It’s because of the
        friendship of Vibhishana and Rama and also because of Rama Sethu,
        Lankans could enter India. Because of their peculiar accent and
        behaviour, during those days, other Indian regions did not welcome
        Lankan Tamils much into their regions. In later ages, Lankan inhabitants
        started following Indian culture due to the glory of Rama.

        Tamil’s are derived from Ravana’s insticts. “All the glory
        of the world should belong to me. I should be the only popular being in
        the world” – this attitude of Ravana is still persistant in Tamil’s.
        Whereas people from other regions are derived from Rama’s instincts.
        “All are equal and I am the son of the supreme.” Reason why all other’s
        claim we are derived from the mother sanskirt.

        And Tamil itself is derived from various worldly languages
        because Ravana accmulated in Lanka, all the beautiful aspects and people
        found across the world, but finally tamed them as demons. So Tamil has
        both good & bad and claims a kitchidi (mixture) of all the worldly
        languages.

        Anyways Tamil cannot surpass Sanskrit on age. But which one is older Tamil or Telugu cannot be exactly said
        Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Discuss:Which_language_is_older_Tamil_or_Telugu#ixzz2mifWOyeTscussion…

      • manju

        Ha then y tamil films r not realised more theaters in others countries telugu films go viral tel ma kongaa kongaa kongaaa

  • sreenathan

    please write your suggestions which will help to learn more. do not spit venom

  • Perceus

    Ragav, Actual telugu’s are different your talking about beaurocratic telugu’s of today and these telugus were descendants of krishadevarayas slaughter of tamils before islam invasion of india. Betrayel of worst kind in history. the lineage sworn to protect the kings destroyed the kings with their own hands corrupted by brahmins from north who are corrupt already becuase of europeans. Thanks to english who are corrupted by placing moguls in power to gain world power came to india taking over from islam invaders. thankfull english after coming here realised they were actual descentants of tamils, surprising right ? even to me it was a surprised when i learnt this. cant imagine how surprised english would have been, apprearance is decieving. now once the olypus is fallen its the common mans half god half human

    will take over from gods and actually fight for the god themselves. The fake titans will fall in the hands of India. The real titans will emerge victorious. Then we will see where this non sensical telugu’s go. I welcome the original telugu’s while i hate brahmanical telugu’s who are a comedy lot I am sure your a telugu who doesnt know the difference between real telugu’s and reel telugus. The slaves of India will raise to hold hands of every poor man in the world and fight every evil in the world.Any one who says sanskrit is older than tamil is even dangerous than a snake .

    • manju

      Baby tamilians r the 2 nd territory these message where I got in Google search poda tambi nan gas pambaa we r not snake no telugu peoples as been treated as slave in any state of India r outside countries see tamilians they have been kicked by Malaysia and killed my Srilanka and also kicked by karnataka and in Mumbai ok still list goes where ever u go u people’s treated as slaves and kicked only super da Dai Wat an respect for tamilians sirji

      • manju

        Tambi 2nd terrorist of world

  • venkatesh

    Tamil is the oldest of all the dravidian languages and has got the classical language status even brefore sansfrit.Tamil has 70million populatoin in India,Telugu has 76million and in srilanka,malaysia ,singapore tamil population adds 10million.

  • venkatesh

    In tirupathi temple almost 90% of inscriptions are found in tamil.nellore,chittor belonged to tamilnadu.Vijayanagara empire was the reason for the death of tamil in these ares ,where this empire patronised telugu as its offical language

  • Raakesh Raki

    Fuck you Tamilians(fishermen).Telugu is the second most spoken language after Hindi in India. Tollywood industry is the 2nd biggest industry in India after Bollywood. And 2nd best language in the world after “Koria” where you can write maximum exact what u speak. Those days are gone (Fishermen). Still u guys keep you thumbs in your mouths and suck. (Tamil thambees) (Arava batch)————-

  • Both are same

    Tamil and Telugu are not just languages they are cultures. Some people in Tamil Nadu speak Telugu and Telugu people watch Tamil dubbed movies. In the movie Chandhramukhi the Tamil version has the Telugu song and the Telugu version has the Tamil song. This is showing the relationship between both languages. I myself am a 11 year old Telugu girl. If I can realize this you can too.

    • Gunzo

      Hats off to you.

  • Subramanyam

    No language is pure and perfect as no human race is. Be it Telugu, Tamil or Hindi – all have admixture of loan words from other languages. You many not be able to tell one from the other because the words got mingled in the language so intimately.

    States in India are not very big or long in extent. Nor are they isolated like islands. Just two or three districts journey and you will enter a neighboring State, a wholely new land, new language, new culture, new people and a different history. So, here one State is constantly influenced by its neighbor. Who influenced whom at what point of time in history – it is hard to tell. Telugu, Tamil etc are all sisterly languages. They all have a common root-language (mother) Proto-Dravidian.

    Those who are arguing here apparently don’t know any South Indian language or literature except their own. It is ignorance which leads to squabbles such as this. You should not resort to this as you are all educated. I know 3 South Indian languages apart from Hindi and Sanskrit. So I do not look down upon or hate other South Indians and their languages. Learn things first and then decide for youself.

  • Just Saying

    Both Tamil and Telugu are amazing languages and it is a crime to compare them. In fact it’s a crime to compare any language. Telugu is more for sweetness and it’s true it used many words from Sanskrit and Prakrit but it DID NOT originate from Telugu. Tamil is rich in history in all phases of it and you need to be a native born to master the language. This discussion is why India is not improving as fast as America even though we have more intelligence than them. This might get you mad that I am only 11 but I live in America and I have seen people speaking both languages and they said they could never choose the best. I am a Telugu too so Telugu’s don’t get offended when I say that Telugu did come from Old Kannada.

  • Sandeep Madanya

    guys we are all blinded by our bias for our mother tongue. we shouldn’t forget that our ancestors are from Africa and we all share same genetic structure. our country is vast in area and rich in diversity that’s why so many languages and races. due to these differences our ancestors(poets) in india used sanskrit as media for teaching good things. its not wrong in that.as Vedas, Upanishads are in sanskrit.and gramatically more suitable. what is the use of fighting among ourselves when the fact we should face is we are all forced to learn english.look at europeans like germans, french etc they are providing opportunity and resources for students despite being smaller in comparison to our states..i plead you all guys let us be united keep our differences aside and work towards our country progress. already our country is suffering from poverty and corruption is that not enough to bring more differences among ourselves.

  • pragathi

    Telugu is the second best language (Script) in the word after korean.. Actually TELUGU was voted the best but some local politics made korean instead of TELUGU. TELUGU is the only language in the world that has capability to transcript any pronunciation to scriptures so that it can reproduce with 100% accuracy. For eg. a language spoken in chinese can be repronunciated 100% accurate. You can make a test. Even accents can be transcripted. its WONDER TELUGU.

  • vishal10565

    tamilians are not even indians.They worship ravana instead of Indian God RAMA.They belong to srilanka

  • Gunzo

    Oh Guys, a lot of hatred instead of answering the topic. The differences between Tamil and Telugu are the same as a younger sister and an older sister. If one is ugly, the other one is likely to be ugly as well. If one is sweet, the other one is also likely to be sweet! Once upon a time the entire South India (and possibly all of India), people spoke a language called “Proto South Indian” / “Proto Dravidian” from which the 4 southern languages came about. (5 if we include tulu). The words for 1 to 10 are almost identical in the south while it is totally different in the north. Similarly, the words for most fundamental things are very very similar (like I, You, We, Who etc). Because of the distance and lack of mobility, the language did not consolidate and conform but had variations. Because Telugu country was adjoining a different cultural region / entity, the importation of words (but not structure) from Sanskrit was higher in Telugu. Similarly in Kannada too and in Malayalam too due to religious needs and imperialism as well. There is no question of which one is older. If anybody says Tamil has a distinct literary tradition that is only because the land was farther south and they established their own kingdoms. Telugu country was ruled by Satavahana emperors whose business was to cater to Aryan language and culture while the common people retained the language of the ancestors but accepted the Aryan religion. Tamil country itself had accepted Aryan religion and imported loan words though to a lesser extent. Tamil is a better, older language does not sit well with me though I am a Tamil myself. On that very same lines, one can argue that Sanskrit is a “better” and “older” language! I do not subscribe to the view Sanskrit is a better language because of the fact that Casteism and hatred was actively promoted in Sanskritan literature. I laud Tamil literature and place it at high pedestal only because casteist thinking is absent. Linguistically, the southern languages are all alike and in my years they sound sweet and melodious (hmm.. I am from the south obviously!).

  • Raju

    Dont compare Telugu with tamil?

    Kannada is a better to compare with Tamil.

  • kumarankovai

    Telugu is the oldest language among all dravidian languages but it used different scripts in different eras like brahmi, prakrit, pali, angkor , Mon,etc. Telugu originated from prakrit(devoloped naturally) and has developed SANSKRIT as subset of the language as culture went on rich. Now for past 1200-1400 years its using hale Kannada scripts. TAMILS hail from seperate small continent which submerged in the INDIAN OCEAN used to call as KUMARI KANDAM ruled by pandyas. When they lost dat land by TSUNAMI they were been given land by TELUGUS in BHARATA KHANDAM by VERMAS to live on humanitarian basis. Basically they learnt to become DRAVIDIANS during this period. They learnt culture ,sculpture, arts etc from vermas in exchange of SCRIPTS they developed. PALLAVAS also used tamil scripts during that time. The period was called SANGAM. PRACTICALLY speaking TAMILS does not belong to this BHARAT KANDAM at all. PANDYAS are given inhibition by Monu Vermas, Angar Vermas who are shivas gave them GRAMMAR(TOLIKAVIYAM) exchange to scripts which they call it as TOLKAPPIYAM. SO THERE WAS EXCHANGE OF SCRIPT AND GRAMMAR DURING SANGAM PERIOD. DECCAN TELUGUS adopted Hale gannada, Pali, prakrit, CANNGAL inscriptions during that period. Some TELUGUS who inhibited to IRAVATI River deltas developed MONU scripts. TELUGUS are basically inhibited almost all of RIVER BELTS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA like Angor where they used RATNAGIR scripts, CANNGAL scripts etc.

    TELUGU is the oldest language as the name TELUGU itself means IMMORTAL. TELUGA DEYALAN ganna DESAMBU Telugu. But it takes different script forms in different PADDY BELTS. TAMILS create hype saying 1000 times a lie and make others to believe what they say. Its absolutely non sanskrit language developed in a demon continent near MADAGASCAR only remaining part of original Tamil nadu. Now have new inhibitions there.

    Suppose your name is RANGANATH they tell your name as RANGANATHAN everytime you call them then it becomes tamil name. Thats how they create HYPE. Give space to them you will enjoy destruction of your own identity.