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మా గురించి | About Us

Yaasalu is an informal dictionary of Telugu slang and dialect words documented by Telugu people like you and me.

While there are many existing telugu dictionaries, not every slang/dialect word has been documented.

The goal of this website is to gather Telugu slang/ dialect words for our generation and our past generations that we know of and may be falling out of fashion. Please add any such word in this website.

తత్వం | Zen

Our zen or tatvam is not to look down upon influence of other languages on Telugu right from Sanskrit or Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu and Persian to the current influential English.

Our Zen is that, if a telugu word exists already to convey the meaning of something, it should be used instead of using a foreign word (mostly English as the recent influencer) just for the sake of it.

నినాదం| motto

From the Ahikuntikas in Ceylon, through the temple town of Tanjavuru, passing by the Chenchus in the forests of Seshachalam and Nallamala, being proud of the ancient ruins of Nagarjunakonda, Orugallu, and bowing to the resilience of the people who Charminar was dedicated to. Rowing past the civilizations on the banks of the rivers of Godavari, Krishna, being a shining lighthouse for the fishermen on the Andhra coast, and the bonfire for the Kondareddis and Koyas in northern forests, and the kindred fire within the Telugu language connoisseurs in Barampuram.

From the blue waters of the Pacific in the Fijian coast and the Jungles of South Africa, and the resilience of the people in the Mauritian and Malaysian part of the Indian Ocean.

And the worldwide expats and the diaspora of the twenty-first century, armed with intellect and creativity.

Separated by slangs and imaginary borders and united by the Telugu language, let's leave no Telugu word spoken by any Telugu person behind. Let Telugu and Telugu varu prosper.