Definition of Oraon in US English:

Oraon

noun

  • 1A member of a people living mainly in the state of Jharkhand in northern India and adjacent areas.

  • 2The North Dravidian language of the Oraons; Kurukh.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Oraons or their language.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Origin uncertain. Probably a name given to the people by their Indic neighbours.

Pronunciation

Oraon

/əʊˈrɑːɒn/