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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Indic language of Orissa, a state in eastern India.

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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