Definition of Oriya in English:

Oriya

noun & adjective

  • former term for Odia
    • ‘No Oriya rules the airwaves or beams at him from the posters and billboards in the streets of London.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But about a hundred Oriya kids live today because of his generosity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By these means the Oriya and the Tamil were made to feel part of a wider, countrywide, struggle.’
    • ‘Some Oriya drink a toddy (hot drink) made from fermented dates.’
    • ‘According to him, overseas Oriyas ‘can make a difference in the development of the state by providing a momentum to the local economy.’’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Hindi Ụriyā.

Pronunciation

Oriya

/ɒˈriːjə/