Learn Badaga

Let us learn Badaga

” Ollenge iddiya ? – How are you ?”

‘Suddi saddha ella olliththa ? – (Roughly) ‘ How is everything ? ‘

1. Are you a Badaga ? – Nee ondu Badagana?

2. Yes, I am a Badaga – Ha, Na ondu Badaga

3. What is your name ? – Ninna hesaru aena ?

4. My name is Bhoja – Enna hesaru Bhoja

5. Which is your village ? – Ninna Hatti edu ?

[5a. Amme / Thamma, nee ai hatti ? – Girl/ Boy, which is your village?]

6. My village is Bearhatti – Enna Hatti bandu Bearhatti

7. Whose son/daughter are you ? – Nee dara maathi / hennu ?

8. I am Mela thara (top street) Joghi Gowder’s son / daughter – Na Mela thara Joghi gowdaru maathi / hennu

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2 responses to “Learn Badaga

  1. Pushpavaneshwaran S

    Nice work sir…..I’m non Baduga…but I’m eager to learn Baduga language…..I want to know the Baduga words for the following..
    What are you doing?
    Happy birthday.
    Did you eat?
    Take care of your health.

    Thank you, Pushpavaneshwaran. See the answers for your Badaga translation below – Wg.Cdr JP

    What are you doing? – Aena maadindu edhe ?
    Happy birthday. – Olliya (Shanthoshavaadha) huttidha barasha
    Did you eat? – Thindhaya?
    Take care of your health


  2. mlle_sumathi

    In “Learn Badaga” section : Birds (Hakkilu).Hakkilu is rather a sparrow ? not sure , just clarifying.

    JP adds : Hakkilu is for bird(s). It is Gubbachi for sparrow. Some other bird names are hemmay hakkilu, bikkola, kappu hakkilu etc.


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