|Native to||India, Nepal, Pakistan|
|Region||Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra|
|200,000 (2011 census)|
Waddar (Vadee rajulu, Od), or Vadari, 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. 200,000 people reported their languages as 'Vadari' in the 2011 census. Ethnologue treats it as separate Dravidian language closely related to Telugu, but without clear grounds. Waddars show their close relevance to Kaikadis & Chitpavan Brahmins.
- 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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