Definition of Oriya in English:


Syllabification: O·ri·ya
Pronunciation: /ôˈrēyə

noun (plural same or Oriyas)

1A native or inhabitant of Orissa.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.


from Hindi Ụriyā.

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