Definition of Oriya in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɒˈriːjə


Relating to Orissa, its people, or their language.
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  • This year, the award went to septuagenarian Hemanta Das, the redoubtable thespian of Oriya cinema.
  • A simple structure, with ventilation at a premium, it serves food in typical Oriya fashion - on sal leaves.
  • Routray was considered the harbinger of modern Oriya poetry because, for the first time, he moved away from the traditional mould in both theme and technique.

noun (plural same or Oriyas)

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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.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Oriya, an Indic language spoken by more than 31 million people.
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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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