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Oriya Syllabification: O·ri·ya
Pronunciation: /ôˈrēyə/

Definition of Oriya in English:

noun (plural same or Oriyas)

1A native or inhabitant of Orissa.
Example sentences
  • No Oriya rules the airwaves or beams at him from the posters and billboards in the streets of London.
  • By these means the Oriya and the Tamil were made to feel part of a wider, countrywide, struggle.
  • But about a hundred Oriya kids live today because of his generosity.
2The Indic language of the Oriya, closely related to Bengali.
Example sentences
  • Both the languages are so close that an outsider may mistake Oriya for Assamese.
  • The tribals speak Oriya with many words from their tongue, which made translation difficult.
  • Similar were the aspirations of Congressmen who spoke Kannada, Malayalam, or Oriya.

Origin

From Hindi Ụriyā.

Words that rhyme with Oriya

Achaea, aliyah, Almería, Apia, Bahía, Caesarea, Cassiopeia, Chaldea, Cytherea, Euboea, foreseer, freer, galleria, gynaecea, Iphigenia, Kampuchea, kea, keyer, Latakia, Leah, Lucia, Nicaea, Nicosia, onomatopoeia, osteria, Pangaea, Pantelleria, pharmacopoeia, pizzeria, ria, rupiah, sangría, seer, sharia, Shia, skier, spiraea (US spirea), Tanzania, taqueria, Tarpeia, Thea, trachea, trattoria, urea

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