- an Indic language spoken in Odisha, in eastern India.
Origin of Oriya
First recorded in 1795–1805
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The funeral pyre is generally prepared by an Oriya washerman.
Oriya or Oodra is the language of the districts of Ganjam and Orissa.
Their language is Halba, which is easily understood by those who speak Oriya.
This is woven from the fibre of the ringa (Oriya sītkodai gotsho).
Just then an Oriya servant of the Muslim had visited Katak in disguise.Chaitanya's Life And Teachings
Krishna das Kaviraja
- a former name for Odia
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