ETHNONYMS: Badacar, Badager, Baddaghar, Bergie, Budaga, Buddager, Buddagur, Burga, Burgher, Vadaca, Vadacar, Vuddaghur, Wuddghur (all former spellings)

See also Kota ; Kurumbas ; Toda


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hi hello i like to gather informaton about baduga stories, dances ,songs and many things etc
The main festival is hethai abba, which is not mentioned here. Maari habba is adopted festival and not ancestral.
hi,i would like to know all the proverbs in our culture and i wish to share those proverbs with our friends through my e-mail.
Really proud to be badaga , but would like to know more about our culture
The funeral ritual is done by thota mane persons the first family to settle in the village or perhaps the true ancestor for any information related to badaga mail me at

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