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Telugu-Kannada alphabet

Between 1100 CE and 1400 CE, Telugu script and Kannada script separated from Old-Kannada script (Halegannada script) or Kadamba script or Bhattiprolu script. The Chalukyas influenced the modern form of Telugu script and its similarity with modern Kannada script. Old Kannada script is the continuation of the Kadamba script, which was used for writing Telugu and Kannada languages. Telugu and Kannada Scripts are strikingly similar. The Dravidian family comprising about 73 languages including Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam. Kannada abugida was developed between the 5th and 7th centuries CE from Chalukya and Kadamba scripts, descendants of Brahmi. Old Kannada script is about 1500 years old, developed into Modern Telugu and Modern Kannada scripts. The Telugu script is closely related to Kannada, earliest known inscriptions dates back to the 6th century CE, poetry begins to appear in the 11th century. New written standard emerged in Telugu during the second half of the 20th century.