|படக, ಬಡಗ, ബഡഗ|
|Region||The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu|
|134,000 (2011 census)|
Badaga is a southern Dravidian language spoken by the Badaga people of the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. The language is closely related to the Tamil and Kannada languages. Of all the tribal languages spoken in Nilgiris (Badaga, Toda language, Kota language (India)), Badaga is the most spoken language.
Several attempts have been made at constructing an orthography based on English, Kannada and Tamil. The earliest printed book using Kannada script was a Christian work, "Anga Kartagibba Yesu Kristana Olleya Suddiya Pustaka" by Basel Mission Press of Mangaluru in 1890.
Badaga can also be written in the Kannada script and Tamil script.
Badaga is well studied and several Badaga-English Dictionaries have been produced since the latter part of the nineteenth century.