Oriya or Odia language is the mother-tongue of the people living in the state of Orissa or Odisha. Orissa is one of the state of India. Oriya is also the official language of the state. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan language family.
31 millions of people in India speaks in this language in Orissa and also in some neighbour states. Oriya Script is used as the main writing system to write in this language. Language code for the oriya or odia language is
or as per ISO 639-1
ori as per ISO 639-2
Oriya is spoken by 84% population of the state according to census survey.
Oriya in other states :
Oriya is also spoken in other neighbour states of Orissa e.g. West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. There are also significant number of Oriya speaking people in main cities of India i.e. Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Pondicherry, Gurgaon etc.
Oriya in Foreign Countries :
Oriya is not only spoken in India. Odia people are also in some of the prominent countries of the World e.g. USA, UK, Canada, UAE, Srilanka, Singapore, Malayesia, Burma, Indonesia. There are 45 million Oriya speaking people living in globally.
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