73,800,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 74,049,000.
Andhra Pradesh and neighboring states. Also in Bahrain, Canada, Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States.
2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Andhra Pradesh State; Puducherry Union Territory, Andaman and Nicobar islands (1950, Constitution, Schedule VIII).
Berad, Dasari, Dommara, East Godaveri, Golari, Guntur, Kamathi, Komtao, Konda-Reddi, Nellore, Rayalseema, Salewari, Srikakula, Telangana, Telugu, Vadaga, Vadari, Vishakhapatnam, Yanadi (Yenadi).
5,000,000 L2 speakers.