Definition of Oriya in English:

Oriya

adjective & noun

  • former term for Odia
    • ‘Some Oriya drink a toddy (hot drink) made from fermented dates.’
    • ‘Those Oriya leaders who had strived hard for the unification of Oriya-speaking areas and for the development of Oriya language are paid homage on April 1 every year on the eve of Orissa day celebration.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This year, the award went to septuagenarian Hemanta Das, the redoubtable thespian of Oriya cinema.’
    • ‘Instead of demanding dowry as any Oriya bridegroom would, these fake grooms pick up tabs up to Rs 10,000 for village feasts, and present new clothes to the bride and her parents, humbly saying it is customary in the community they come from.’
    • ‘But about a hundred Oriya kids live today because of his generosity.’
    • ‘A simple structure, with ventilation at a premium, it serves food in typical Oriya fashion - on sal leaves.’
    • ‘According to him, overseas Oriyas ‘can make a difference in the development of the state by providing a momentum to the local economy.’’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Hindi Ụriyā.

Pronunciation

Oriya

/ɒˈriːjə/