Cæsar van Badaga1

M, #18573, b. circa 1679

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Last Edited26/05/2017
BirthOrigin*Cæsar was most likely from Tamil Nadu and was perhaps both there circa 1679. He was old enough to have professed his faith when baptised in 1699. The Badaga are an indigenous people from the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India. The Badaga migrated from the area of the ancient Mysore (Mahishuru) kingdom in Karnataka around three centuries ago; their language is Badaga, a Dravidian dialect very similar to the Kannada language circa 1680.1 
BaptismCæsar van Badaga was baptized on 26 July 1699 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).1 
Slaves owned by individualsOn 26 July 1699 Cæsar van Badaga was owned by Simon van der Stel.1


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