Definition of Oriya in English:


adjective & noun

  • former term for Odia
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A simple structure, with ventilation at a premium, it serves food in typical Oriya fashion - on sal leaves.’
    • ‘This year, the award went to septuagenarian Hemanta Das, the redoubtable thespian of Oriya cinema.’
    • ‘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.’


From Hindi Ụriyā.