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Telugu speakers reduce over the years; Only Hindi, Gujarati grown as languages

According to the Language Report from Census 2011, released in 2018, the number of Telugu speakers in the country has been decreasing over the years. This implies that Telugu as a language is not really growing, if one were to consider the population. For instance, in 2001, while the percentage of Telugu speakers to the total linguistic population in the country was 7.19 percent, it now stands at a pitiable 6.7 percent. Interestingly, Hindi and Gujarati are showing a positive growth rate. In 2001, approximately 41 per cent of the total population spoke Hindi, which in 2011 has touched 43.........Read more

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