Badaga


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a member of an agricultural people of southern India

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the dialect of Kannada that is spoken by the Badaga

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Students were thrilled to attempt for the world record and showcase their traditional Badaga dance at a bigger platform.
Badaga dance depicts the rich and ancient cultural heritage of the blue mountain region of southern India.
such Badaga names (apud Hockings) as Ma:si Bettu (name of a hill), lit.
It is also attended by some Uralis, Badagas, and Tamils.
Various forms of Ma:ri are worshipped by the Badagas, and some of this worship is closely connected with Irula-speaking tribes: thus Muyya:r Ma:riamma is worshipped at Cikkammagudi, a temple on the rim of the Moyar Ditch, twenty kilometers north of Ootacamund; weekly worship is offered by a Kasaba priest; a great annual ceremony in March is attended by over ten thousand people (Hockings 1992).
For the Badagas, and for some Irulas, the two goddesses, Ma:ri and Macani, represent a "division of labor": Ma:ri for smallpox, Macani for cholera.
However, I find it rather odd to connect in one article the Badaga epic corpus with what Hockings calls "scribblers," i.
However, at the end of the twentieth century, we are able to offer, thanks to the unprecedented flourishing of Nilgiri areal studies in its second half, an "informed understanding" not only of the Todas, Kotas, and Badagas, but also of "the various Irula and Kurumba groups living on the extremities"--an age-old picture which survived until the middle of this century, but is fast changing and disappearing, as may be seen from some of the essays in this volume.
Although I find Zagarell's dicta a bit too self-confident, there is-- to me--one sympathetic feature of his article: the Irulas and Kurumbas finally receive due importance, and become as interesting as the Todas, Kotas, and Badagas.
establishes the Badagas as an 'out group' and reinforces certain negative stereotypes of Badagas that some Kotas hold.
In his brief foreword, Emeneau apparently agrees with Hockings that "there seems to be no room for doubt that the sixteenth century is the period of the Badaga migration into the Nilgiris" (pp.
Here is found the correct form of the language of the dictionary: badagu; the form badaga (391) (lit.
Irula, Urali, and Sholega mythology, along with Badaga, Wainad Gauda, and perhaps yet other mythological elements (not to speak of features connected with the position of Ma:digas, cobblers, in the structure of Hindu communities, and of the connections with Vira Saivism).
Counsel from the Ancients: A Study of Badaga Proverbs, Prayers, Omens and Curses.
Le Badaga, langue dravidienne (Inde): Description et analyse.