Badaga is a Southern Dravidian language spoken by about 400,000 people in the India state of Tamil Nadu, especially in the Nigliri Hills. It is closely related to Kannada.
Various ways have been devised to write Badaga using the Latin and Kannada alphabets, and in 2009 a new alphabet based on Tamil was invented by Anandhan Raju, a native speaker of Badaga from Thangadu Oranaai who works as a teacher in Chamraj.
Recently Yogesh Raj Kadasoley has created a new script
for Badaga and a number of books have been published in it.
There are also classes in various villages in the script.
(Information from Sumathi Halan, a member of the Bagada community)
Information about the Badaga language and alphabet
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