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BADAGAS (literally " a Telugu man ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 181 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BADAGAS (literally " a Telugu man "), a tribe inhabiting the Nilgiri Hills, in India, by some authorities declared not to be an aboriginal or jungle race. They are probably Dravidian by descent, though they are in religion Hindus of the Saiva sect. They are supposed to have migrated to the Nilgiris from Mysore about A.D. 1600, after the breaking up of the kingdom of Vijayanagar. They are an agricultural people and far the most numerous and wealthy of the hill tribes. They pay a tribute in grain, &c., to the Todes. Their language is a corrupt form of Kanarese. At the census of 1901 they numbered 34,178. See J. W. Breeks, An Account of the Primitive Tribes of the Nilgiris (1873) ; Nilgiri Manual, vol. i. pp. 218-228; Madras Journ. of Sci. and Lit. vol. viii. pp. 103-105; Madras Museum Bulletin, vol. ii., no. 1, pp. 1-7.
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here badagas-literally mean telugu man, you have given but most of the words resemble to kannada and few word are related to telugu. for example temple-in telugu it is gudi as in badaga. but understanding telugu by an badaga man in difficult than understanding kanada. so can u give detail information about the meaning u gave for badaga.
Badugas are no were connected to Telugu man. Badagas are basically of Aryan race but adopted dravidian language
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