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The Etymology of Telugu is believed to be derived from word "TRILINGA" or Trilinga Kshetras. Those three Shiva Temples are Kaleswaram, Bhimeswarama and Srisailam.

With time Trilinga became Tenugu and Tenugu became Telugu. These three Shiva Temples are present in three regions (Kosta Andhra, Telangana and Rayalaseema) of Telugu land. Telangana Region which is located approximately amid these three Shiva Temples is named after Trilinga Desa. (Trilinga- Telugu- Telangana).

But some people believe Telugu is still older language and it is mentioned in Aithreya Brahmana of Rigveda. So, wherein Aithreya Brahmana of Rigveda, "Telugu" is mentioned?

  • the article says "Rigveda (literature dates to 7000 years before CE) ". that kind of dents its credibility, doesn't it? – S K Apr 13 '18 at 22:39

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