beda57. 1. Hadarizhu (Seventeen) 18. Hanja theedhara(theegira) maathu niddara52. According to her, there are too many important differences in the phonology and the grammar, differences in gender system, case system, verb classes, to claim a genetic relationship between Kannada and Badaga languages. (sitting), the girl wasted her life by smiling (turning around) at strangers14. To reach the heights with no fear, Listen to these Badaga melodies as you browse. maadu44. Now only i came to know all months in badaga language…..Marvellous….. can u confirm if the dialects published in your website does exist, because being a badaga I felt that we do not have any dialect and our language is from Kanada please reply. This is my second visit to this website and very happy to read this article on the origin of our community. Instead of walking past those who suffer. I saw your website on BADAGA society it is amazing. "This is my first visit to this site and was surprised to know how ignorant I have been about the Badaga community. But, onslaught of Tamil has made them to forget Kannada. Of course I am just guessing and have no scientific or scholarly basis for my statement. Naakku (Four) 5. The origin of Badagas is YET TO BE properly identified. Kumbala Bae Aadileyu Bae ga Kedu, Seegi Aadile yu Bae ga Kettandhu Hegule Awai Enna Mattandhu Thallule. Thindhu santhosha aappadhuna, Now I am in Doha [[email protected]] …i am new to this place…I would like to find our community people in Doha……..I proud to be a badaga, working with marriott intr…, good article…….. i am from manickal village in kundae seemae….. i came to know new things thanks for the information. The Badagas are the speakers of the Badagu language. Once in a way, we get to hear a song which instantly registers both in mind and heart. Thank you. As the ground reality is so, their attachment to mother tongue must be so intimate. Ghanda thoorile, kandamanu thoorina [when the (sitting), the girl wasted her life by smiling (turning around) at strangers14. Hello Archana, It looks like, a ‘friend’s’ demand, ‘ Now,what do you say, like it or not like it ?’ for – iga enandare idudhadaiya[ should be idhuthu- hadadaiya] ille idupiliye. Maduvay aagi buttava? Having lived in the Nilgiris throughout my childhood and having had quite a few Badaga friends ,I had a sense of nostalgia reading the articles.I would like to get in touch with my school mates (Stanes, Coonoor) (1973 batch), Mrs.Indu should be an ardrent reader of english books her language shows her class. Chiikkavanaalayu Sivana buddi (Even though he is veryyoung, has lot of wisdom like Lord Siva)36. In our nation there are twenty two scheduled languages and Badaga is a non scheduled language. Read the complete article with much more interesting info about. With the small number of speakers the Badaga language survived for the last many centuries. Eipathu (Twenty) 30. Yellaga yenna nandri samarpanam madinae…I’m too sensitive in terms of community. Es ist höchste Zeit. (After death, how does it matter where you go?) I am humbled at your kind words. It is said that in earlier days [hundreds of years back], when the Badaga villages [hattis] were separated by thick jungle forests , … drink water, or, water bends for the bull? Instead it facilitates to learn second language and so. 1.Akka Ghandana koda dhukka hegile, Makka maria buttu baa ennana(When Hanneradu (Twelve) 13. In recent years Nilgiri born Badagas have been moving from their home land to other places, in record numbers. ( Log Out /  Throughout the district the Badugas live in nearly 400 villages, called Hattis. There are brahmin communities in both old-mysore, bangalore, and hampi karnataka regions known as ‘badaganadu’ community. kaeda thora beda63. sadness is shared with elder sister’s husband, his advise is to Mundhileyu Mookku Hagga, Hindileyu Kaal elle, makka elladhamaga mane elle59. Whose son/daughter are you ? Kitcha My community is considered minority and used to be called as Kannadigas even by my own community people who originated from Karnataka and migrated in Tipu’s period. Badagava makka huttu , Badegega Athu AAgha Beda79. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~, Designed, developed and maintained by Wing Commander Bellie Jayaprakash, Go here to know more about Badaga Funeral Rites, You can listen to this prayer [rendered by Wg Cdr JP] by clicking the play button below, visit https://badaga-jewellery.blogspot.com/. My take is that Badagas were both the people of plains and of the hill and have always been like that. Wg Cdr Bellie Jayaprakash, is the 'All-in-One' of this site. Closest could be, ‘Naa ninna PRIYA maadinay’ [Naa – I, Ninna – You, Priya – love, Maadinay – doing]. Nangaga bandhale allu This uniqueness has been authenticated in the book ‘Sounds of the World’s Languages,’ published in 1996. Ogemane Design? Wg Cdr Bellie Jayaprakash, is the 'All-in-One' of this site. Learn how your comment data is processed. – What is your name?. Rajash,thank you very much for spending a lot of time to think and write about Badaga Origin. Hallana neeru hattaleyu Gana ellade Belli Ungara? Ondu (One) 2. Enna Awai Eattu (Eight) 9. Vishnuvardana of Hoysala Kingdom of Karnataka was the first king to invade Nilgiris, sent his army and tried to threaten the Badagas and ordered to obey him. Most of the people have a sentimental attachment for the place where they brought up and their mother tongue. Why are Badaga community people against inter caste marriage? It remained as a dialect because of the isolation in the hills. Could you please share the writing in badaga for ” naa ninna priya maadilay” – I love you? “Kalaga takkada kola ; desaga takkada base”, [Place the] ornamentation at the appropriate time; Aadindu holae maathu, agadundu holae mannu [Agadhale mannu, Nudidhale Click the link below to translate this blog into the language of your choice: Read any Indian Newspaper. 3) On funerals when the widow is brought for ‘olay Kattodhu’ and the ‘akki eththuva ‘ procession starts from the ‘dhodda Mane’ to ‘saavu hanay ‘ where the corpse/body is kept before being taken for burial. Thale thatty nela nodi nade68. என்ன மட்டாந்து தள்ளுலெ. Badagas are a distinct lot originally belonging to the Nilgiri Hills. Sadiga madi elle8. If you have cash you have a kiln ( or prostitute); Kuradaga hagalu ena er uena (How does it matter whether it is day or night for a blind We should try and get more info about this. AALAANI thinguvatha aa aagi varasha mamma ,NALLANI go kollaandhu hega beda, ,AANI huttidha mele badhila hegine baa mamma . I do not intend in anyway to impart legitimacy to my unsupported “conjunctures”!! Give me the courage to dare, Chiikkavanaalayu Sivana buddi (Even though he is veryyoung, has lot of wisdom like Lord Siva)36. I visited Nilgiris recently and was starting to wonder about Badagas and Thodas. THE POWER TO CHANGE MYSELF, Thaaya maatha kethu (Can a dead hen feed on grains?) Huttu daridharaga kottu dhandodhu An eye opening article from Sampige Srinivasa. A proper analytical work will facilitate to understand the similarities and relationship they have. English is the associate language. thora beda64. Started as a hobby but now an obsession. But now I got to know the gist of our community…..you’ll are doing an extraodinary job!! Are you a Badaga ? I am Tamil, in love with a Badaga. In 1116 A.D. a Badaga King called Kalaraja was ruling Nilgiris. As I understand from here Badaga is very similar to Kannada. Ghandu gundu, hennu helavu13. For example mobile phone, which became an integral part of modern men, is much helpful conversing in one’s mother tongue. But, now to our dismay the UNESCO categorised Badaga as one of the endangered languages. I am N.Ramgopal aged 71 yrs and living in Bangalore. Interestingly, the Badagas migrated into the Nilgiris from Karnataka over the past several centuries and settled among the tribal people. Nethiga haakko Asalu? maathu]51. Give me the courage to defend, The Badagas are one of the important indigenous peoples, and the largest single community in the Nilgiri Hills which nestle at a point where the rugged beauty of the Eastern Ghats merge with the wooded verdancy of the Western Ghats, in Tamilnadu. So we need awareness programmes to instil the importance of mother tongue. Kicha muttile attira(If கெட்டு முரிது நா கேரியோ குளிபனெயு, Thomas Chandy ([email protected]) writes:- Incidentally, Badaga means north – Wg Cdr JP. Wg Cdr Bellie Jayaprakash, the 'All-in-One' of this site. killed for dinner] for grinding the chilli paste?)19. Kotta hennu nela arige 26.Kotta saalava kaeyade ketta, bithida holava nodade ketta(Suffering Hadarettu (Eighteen) 19. Irula.—Spoken by the Irulas of … Many also follow Lingayat tradition. drink water, or, water bends for the bull? Gorey Endhu Hegule Awai Ondhu Ariandhu Nudivile. Unfortunately many Badagas have believed it in the absence of any convincing and conclusive evidence to the contrary. Though ‘maav’ roughly means ‘uncle – mamma’, it could indicate some unknown meaning. Do you feel very strongly about any issue concerning  Badaga Community? Kaiga bandadu bega elle (What came to the hand did not reach the mouth)30. Many a tribe has been engulfed by the surrounding environment. Sandhe jaamana meiyu, saaku hoththu bandha nattan uhoga(The evening rain and the guest who had come with a hessian nodi santhosha aagu54. Thitta thevara otha Can you explain about the origin concept since its been a mystery how actually we arrived in the Nilgiris? Sappodu saare, Haagottudoora 35. is rubbish, eat it after making it tasty)40. Here's a question that was posed to the Dalai Lama: "What thing about humanity surprises you the most?". i want to help you to make this site look much appealing sir…, How do I wish a girl in Badaga saying 1) “wish you happy birthday, 2)you look beautiful, Closest could be1)Ninna huttidha barasha santhosha va hadali 2) Nee appara ollengay iddhay – JP. The Badugas are the peoples living in the Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu, India. Pattu Beetha Batte Ekkoneyu, Thank you Sai, I am sure there are many more ‘startling’ factors about our origin. “Ennega ele:ru kattuvaduna , hada nodi onderu kattu”\. sadness is shared with elder sister’s husband, his advise is to TL ; DR... but this is a question which I feel I can do some justice answering. thallu, olagodho ellava gellu(Take only the good leaving behind the bad and win all in this world)37. Thanks to the administrator for maintaining this site. Instead of finding excuses to destruct. The remaining ones in the plains might have relinquished their Badaga status and might have “converted” themselves into other castes or communities (this is because Indian castes are not constant as it is made to believe. Kaiga bandadu bega elle (What came to the hand did not reach the mouth)30. ollithundhu undia dhottadhu ekka beda48. And as a result he doesn't live in the present or the future. Started as a hobby but now an obsession. Nangaga bandhale allu LACITO in Paris houses numerous varieties of Badaga stories and songs collected over the past two decades by Pilot-Raichoor. Kulidhu athamaga kulidhu avvu, niddhu athamaga niddhu avvu(Cry sitting with the one who cried sitting ( Log Out /  3.Avoid all capital/all lower case letters, or ‘sms’ text. Moovathu (Thirty) 40. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Eipathu (Twenty) 30. Malayalis, Parsees, Sindhis, Marvadis, Muslims, Kannadigas, Badagas, Wynad Chettis and Mauntadan Chettis in the district. !keep it up…expecting more! Badaga dance is all about grace and style. It took 5 hours to go through this site, you have done a fantastic job. Enter your email address to follow this website and receive notifications of new posts by email. Naakku (Four) 5. User Contributions: 1. indhu . Would appreciate positive comments. - Nee ondu Badagana?   படுக மொழியின் ஏராளமான சொற்கள் மறக்கப்பட்டு மறைந்து விட்டன. Could that apply to Badagas, as well?? beya3. 1. My Father was working in Cordite Factory , Aravankadu. Aneya Bala85. What we know about Badaga, both language and people, is less than what we DO NOT know. Saththu biththa kaaye 9.Saththaduga hinde etha holae eana? Though the practices may be unique, the culture is very much the same as the Kannadigas. Moovathu (Thirty) 40. Though it is an undisputable fact that Badaga and kannada are closely linked, my gut feeling is BADAGA IS A SEPARATE DRAVIDIAN LANGUAGE. Aravathu (Sixty) 70. Will it be covenient for you to send photos of the school building ( Main building and the one on top of another hill ) and Sri. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =. Hottiya kitcha beethale Ghandana Huttu daridharaga kottu dhandodhu Are they in any way conneted with BADAGA being talked about here? – What is your name?. come to him)2. Emotional pulls notwithstanding, the Badagas are definitely a separate entity, epitomising man's determination to carve a viable niche in a hostile terrain. பாரிவி, நோடிவி, ஓதிவி & ஓரிடிவி. Natta maneye Maathu hetchi mane ketta, bithu hetchi hola ketta50. I just want to say hi to all badaga friens here. Its geart effort by you, sir.Today onwards this will be my homepage. hadadheya77. In addition to use more foreign words, few town dwellers switched over to Tamil in their home domain too. But, eventually the Badaga population was not big at any point of time. The simple fact that this site's motto of 'Proud to be a Badaga ; Proud to be an Indian' has become an accepted norm... You all, my dear friends, have made me bow my head in gratitude. Mooru (Three) 4. TO CHANGE MYSELF FOR THE BETTER. KIRU DIVIGEYA siri devi aagi banne ,THAI mae thalaiga thatti kai yoda aatta paatta.HEMMATTI ebbaneyu aemaathithindhu hoga beda , ஓப்பி ஹெகிலெயு திரசிய முந்தரிகப்பு ஹுட்டிலே நா ஹத்துன நோட்ட த,கெப்பு ந ஹுட்டிலே ஒந்துன நோட்ட த. ஒந்து அரியாந்து நுடிவிலெ, English Translation of the above poem by Bellie Jayaprakash, Even when I was down with poverty and sat at the front court yard, = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Ms.Indu Mallah’s poems are beautiful, I could feel some sadness in them. 3. Anand [[email protected]] comments. Thalaiyamana Kothu Mande pattu? 3. Kathiya , Ooruna ebba Kathe othara80. Ombathu ( Nine) 10. The beauty about Badaga community is not only the unique customs specific to the community but the steadfast belief with which atleast some of them are followed by Badagas. "This is my first visit to this site and was surprised to know how ignorant I have been about the Badaga community. 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