- a state in E India. 60,136 sq. mi. (155,752 sq. km). Capital: Bhubaneshwar.
Also called O·ris·sa [uh-ris-uh] /əˈrɪs ə/.
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They are Telugu people, who came originally from Orissa, whence their name.
Oriya or Oodra is the language of the districts of Ganjam and Orissa.
With these, the temples at Bhuvaneswar in Orissa exhibit this style at its best.
The words of life were spoken in Orissa, and all of India heard.The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
Levi H. Dowling
We had also annexed in the same year the possessions of the Rajah of Berar in Orissa.A History of England
- the former name (until 2011) of Odisha
- a state of E India, on the Bay of Bengal: part of the province of Bihar and Orissa (1912–36); enlarged by the addition of 25 native states in 1949. Capital: Bhubaneswar. Pop: 36 706 920 (2001). Area: 155 707 sq km (60 119 sq miles)Former name (until 2011): Orissa
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