Waddar language

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Not to be confused with Od language.
Waddar
Od
Native to India, Nepal, Pakistan
Region Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra
Native speakers
170,000  (2001 census)[1]
Dravidian
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wbq
Glottolog wadd1237[2]

Waddar (Vadari, Od) is a dialect of Telugu language spoken among social caste of Waddars scattered ovel South India, especially in Karnataka, where it has a status of Scheduled caste. Number of speakers is 171,725 (2001 census, listed as Vadari under Telugu). Ethnologue treated it as separate Dravidian language closely related to Telugu, but without clear grounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waddar at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Waddar". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.