Ba·​da·​ga | \ bəˈdägə \
plural Badaga or Badagas

Definition of Badaga

1a : a Dravidian agricultural people of southern India
b : a member of such people
2 : the dialect of Kanarese that is the language of the Badaga people

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First Known Use of Badaga

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Badaga

Kanarese baḍaga, literally, northman

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“Badaga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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