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Noun1.Badaga - a member of an agricultural people of southern India
Dravidian - a member of one of the aboriginal races of India (pushed south by Caucasians and now mixed with them)
2.Badaga - the dialect of Kannada that is spoken by the Badaga
Kannada, Kanarese - a Dravidian language spoken in southern India
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Rare pictures depicting the occupation and social life of the Toda, Badaga, Irula and Kurumba tribes are quite a revelation.
Old Tamil belongs to the southern branch of this family, which includes Malayalam, Irula, Kota, Toda, Kannada, Badaga, Kodagu, and Tulu, as well as Modern Tamil" (50).
At Apollo Hospitals itself, a group of members of the traditional Badaga tribe community from Nilgiris district held prayers.
Kotagiri (Tamil Nadu), Feb.24 ( ANI ): India's diverse and rich culture was on display recently, when 435 students and locals performed the Badaga dance for eleven minutes and created a new world record in Kotagiri, which is located in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri District.
During 1935-38 he visited India and did extensive fieldwork on the language and culture of several nonliterary Dravidian languages of South and Central India, mostly Toda and Kota and for a shorter period Badaga in the Nilgiri hills, Kodagu in Karnataka, and Kolami in Central India.
Dur ing the last two decades, Swarnalatha sang over 7,000 songs in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali and Badaga.
It tells us in great detail about the first mission to the Nilgiris in 1602, mentioning even the names of the two clerics (George and Augustine) who managed with a guide to reach the Nilgiri highlands; however, it is impossible to tell whom they met there, other than the Badaga. The second mission, quite successful as far as the data are concerned, is of course the mission by Father Giacomo Fenicio, an Italian born in Capua in 1558, admitted to the Society of Jesus in 1580, who arrived in India in 1584 and died there in 1632, His name is variously given as Jacome Finicio, Jacobo Fenicio, Jacome Ferreira, and Jacobus Finitius.
He is fluent in Irula, Tamil, Badaga, and has a fair knowledge of English (in fact, at that time he was, according to my information, the only Irula who understood and spoke English).
nilagirica)' has been found in a recent research of my records; it is joined by the recent recording of Badaga (Hock.) billi id.