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ଓଡ଼ିଆ oṛiā
Odia bhasa.png
Native to India
Region Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Bihar. Widely spoken in Surat, Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai. Prominent speakers in Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai
Ethnicity Oriyas
Native speakers 33 million  (2007)[1]
Language family
  • Eastern
    • East-Central
      • Oriya language
        • Oriya
Writing system Oriya alphabet (Brahmic)
Oriya Braille
Official status
Official language in Odisha, Jharkhand
Language codes
ISO 639-1 or
ISO 639-2 ori
ISO 639-3 oriinclusive code
Individual codes:
ory – Oriya
spv – Sambalpuri
bgw – Bhatri
ort – Adivasi Oriya
dso – Desiya
Linguasphere 59-AAF-x

Oriya (ଓଡ଼ିଆ oṛiā) is an Indian Dravidian language, mainly spoken in the Indian state of Orissa. Some parts of Orissa also spoke Telugu language as it is near state mainly in Ganjam and Gajapati districts. The language is also an official language of India. There are about 31 million people who speak Oria.


  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007