|Native to||India, Nepal, Pakistan|
|Region||Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra|
|170,000 (2001 census)|
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.
- Chandrashekhar Bhat. Ethnicity and Mobility: Emerging Ethnic Identity and Social Mobility Among the Waddars of South India. Concept Publishing Company, 1984.
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