|Original state||Andhra Pradesh & Telangana|
|Populated states||Andhra Pradesh & Telangana|
Vaidiki Brahmins (Vaidika, Vaidikulu, Vaideeki) are a sect of Telugu-speaking Smartha Brahmins (needs validation/reference). They are predominantly followers of Adi Shankaracharya and are mostly found in Andhra Pradesh. The name derives from Vedas.
- Telugu Brahmin
- Aaraama Dravidulu
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Category:Telugu Brahmin communities Category:Social groups of Andhra Pradesh
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