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Telugu
Quick Facts
TypeSyllabic Alphabetic
GenealogyBrahmi
LocationSouth Asia
Time18th century CE to Present
DirectionLeft to Right

The Telugu script is used to write the Telugu language which is spoken in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is closely related to the Kannada script and is derived from the Old Kannada script.

The following is the basic Telugu script.

Once again, like other South Asian writing systems, vowels following a consonant other than the default /a/ is written with extra strokes, as in the following example:

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