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O·dish·a(ô-dĭs′ə, -rĭs′-) Formerly O·ris·sa (ô-rĭs′ə)
A state of eastern India on the Bay of Bengal. Brought under British rule in 1803, Odisha became a constituent state of independent India in 1950. Bhubaneswar is the capital.
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(Placename) 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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