from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Indic language of the Indian state of Orissa.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The language of Orissa, former kingdom and modern province lying between Bengal and the Coromandel coast. It belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun the official language of the state of Orissa, India.
  • noun An inhabitant of Orissa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a Magadhan language that is spoken by the Oriya and is the official language of the Indian state of Orissa
  • noun a member of a people in India living in Orissa and neighboring areas


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