Odia language

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Odia (ଓଡ଼ିଆ ; formerly romanized as Oriya) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian state of Odisha.wikipedia
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Odisha

OrissaOrissa, IndiaOdisha, India
Odia (ଓଡ଼ିଆ ; formerly romanized as Oriya) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the official language in Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) where native speakers make up 82% of the population, also spoken in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh.
Odisha (Odia: ଓଡ଼ିଶା, ;, ; formerly spelled as Orissa) is one of the 28 states of India.

Languages of India

Indian languagesIndianregional languages of India
Odia is the sixth Indian language to be designated a Classical Language in India, on the basis of having a long literary history and not having borrowed extensively from other languages.
In addition, the Government of India has awarded the distinction of classical language to Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu.

Jharkhand

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It is the official language in Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) where native speakers make up 82% of the population, also spoken in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh. Odia is mainly spoken in the state of Odisha, but there are significant Odia-speaking populations in the neighbouring states, such as Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh; as well as in Tripura and the neighbouring country of Bangladesh.
In October 1905, the exercise of British influence over the predominantly Hindi-speaking states of Chang Bhakar, Jashpur, Koriya, Surguja, and Udaipur was transferred from the Bengal government to that of the Central Provinces, while the two Oriya-speaking states of Gangpur and Bonai were attached to the Orissa Tributary States, leaving only Kharsawan and Saraikela answerable to the Bengal governor.

Panoriya

Tripura
Odia is mainly spoken in the state of Odisha, but there are significant Odia-speaking populations in the neighbouring states, such as Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh; as well as in Tripura and the neighbouring country of Bangladesh.
The Panoriyas is an Odia-speaking community in Tripura, India.

Visakhapatnam

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Significant numbers of Odia speakers can also be found in the cities of Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, Raipur, Jamshedpur, Baroda, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Guwahati, Shillong, Pune, and Silvassa.
According to 2011 census, Telugu is the most spoken language in the city, with 92.72% speakers, followed by Urdu (2.52%), Hindi (2.15%), Odia (1.00%), Tamil (0.33%), Malayalam (0.32%), and Bengali (0.31%).

Puri

Jagannath PuriPuri, IndiaPuri, Odisha
It is spoken mainly in the eastern half of the state of Odisha, in districts like Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, and Dhenkanal districts without much variation.
According to a 15th-century Odia writer Saraladasa, the bed of the unnamed stream that flowed at the base of the Blue Mountain or Neelachal was filled up.

Languages with official status in India

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It is the official language in Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) where native speakers make up 82% of the population, also spoken in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh.

Baleswari Odia

Baleswari Oriya
Baleshwari Odia (Odia: ବାଲେଶ୍ୱରୀ ଓଡିଆ) (also Northern Odia or Baleshwaria (Odia: ବାଲେଶ୍ଵରୀଆ) is a dialect of Odia spoken in the Mayurbhanj district, Balasore and Bhadrak of the Indian state of Odisha.

Hyderabad

Hyderabad, IndiaHyderabad, TelanganaHyderabadi
Significant numbers of Odia speakers can also be found in the cities of Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, Raipur, Jamshedpur, Baroda, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Guwahati, Shillong, Pune, and Silvassa.
A significant minority speak other languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Bengali and Kannada.

Gujarat

Gujarat StateGujarat, IndiaGujrat
Due to the increasing migration of labour, the west Indian state of Gujarat also has a significant population of Odia speakers.
Apart from this, English, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marwari, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and others are spoken by a considerable number of economic migrants from other states of India seeking employment.

West Bengal

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It is the official language in Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) where native speakers make up 82% of the population, also spoken in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh. Odia is mainly spoken in the state of Odisha, but there are significant Odia-speaking populations in the neighbouring states, such as Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh; as well as in Tripura and the neighbouring country of Bangladesh.
In 2012, the state government passed a bill granting additional official statues to Hindi, Odia, Punjabi, Santali and Urdu languages in areas were speakers exceed 10% of the population.

Sambalpuri language

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Its speakers usually perceive it as a separate language, while outsiders have seen it as a dialect of Odia, and standard Odia is used by Sambalpuri speakers for formal communication.

Singhbhumi Odia

Singhbhumi Odia is the northernmost dialect of the Odia language spoken in the districts of Seraikella-Kharsawan and West Singhbhum and parts of East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

Dhenkanal district

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It is spoken mainly in the eastern half of the state of Odisha, in districts like Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, and Dhenkanal districts without much variation.
At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 96.17% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 1.20% Munda, 0.91% Santali and 0.48% Juang as their first language.

Debagarh district

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Debagarh District (in Odia language), also known as Deogarh District is a district of Odisha state, India.

Ganjami Odia

Ganjami Odia is a dialect of the Odia language spoken in Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha and in the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh)

Raigarh district

Raigarh
The languages spoken in the district are Chhattisgarhi, Odia and Hindi.

Mayurbhanj district

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At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 54.33% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 24.81% Santali, 7.58% Ho, 4.07% Hindi, 3.45% Mundari, 1.34% Bengali, 0.47% Munda and 0.46% Urdu as their first language.

Halbi language

HalbibhuBhumji language
Halbi (also Bastari, Halba, Halvas, Halabi, Halvi, Mahari, Mehari) is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language, transitional between Odia and Marathi.

Cuttack

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It is spoken mainly in the eastern half of the state of Odisha, in districts like Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, and Dhenkanal districts without much variation.
Odia is the primary language used in the city, besides which Hindi is widely spoken and understood.

States and union territories of India

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Odia (ଓଡ଼ିଆ ; formerly romanized as Oriya) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian state of Odisha.

East Singhbhum district

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Santhali, Bengali, Odia and Hindi are the major languages spoken here.

Indo-Aryan languages

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Odia (ଓଡ଼ିଆ ; formerly romanized as Oriya) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian state of Odisha.
The largest in terms of speakers are Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu, about 329 million), Bengali (242 million), Punjabi (about 120 million), Marathi, (112 million), Gujarati (60 million), Bhojpuri (51 million), Odia (34 million), Maithili (about 34 million), Sindhi (25 million) and other languages, with a 2005 estimate placing the total number of native speakers at nearly 900 million.

Kandhamal district

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At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 53.15% of the population in the district spoke Odia and 45.65% Kui as their first language.

Puri district

PuriPuri, Konark
The literacy rate was 85.37%, with 95.09% of the population speaking Odia as their first language, 2.36% speaking Urdu and 1.92% Telugu.