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 (ô-rē′yə) or O·di·a (ô-dē′ə, -rē′)
The Indic language of the Indian state of Odisha.
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n, pl -ya
(Peoples) a former name for Odia
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(ɔˈri yə)

an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the state of Orissa in India.
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Noun1.Oriya - a member of a people in India living in Orissa and neighboring areas
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
2.Oriya - a Magadhan language that is spoken by the Oriya and is the official language of the Indian state of Orissa
Magadhan - a subfamily of Indic languages
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bahasa Oriya
References in periodicals archive ?
The poorest of poor Oriyas and Indians are subsidising you.
This article seeks to demonstrate how the Jagannath Cult, the most revered and presiding Hindu religious institution of Oriyas has been imputed with essentialisations by the Orientalist discourse, and how this has been an exercise in colonial hegemony over the subjected 'other' Oriyas.
As soon as the British occupied the main land Orissa in 1803 they realized the importance of the Jagannath cult for Orissa and Oriyas, and hence tried to control it for their better access and acceptability.
The close relationship between Orissa/Oriyas and the Jagannath cult can be gauged from the fact that in popular parlance, Oriyas' religion is known as 'Jagannath Dharma' and the Oriya culture as 'Jagannath Samskriti'.