Bagata people

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The Bagata are a designated Scheduled Tribe in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.[1]

The Bagata mainly speak the Bagata language, written in the Bagata script, but they also speak Telugu and Oriya. The latter is mostly in a dialect known as Adivasi Oriya.

The Bagata are primarily Hindus.

In 1976 the Bagata had the highest rate of indebtedness of any of the scheduled tribes of Andhra Pradesh.[2]


  1. ^ "List of notified Scheduled Tribes" (PDF). Census India. pp. 13–14, 21–22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to - A Portal of Tribal Welfare Department Govt of A.P". Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2013-12-15.