Oriya (ଓଡ଼ିଆ)

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Tribal people of Koraput, Odisha. Photo by Shiv's fotografia - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Why learn Oriya?

Knowing Oriya opens the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, and science Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade. Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study Oriya. The study of Oriya teaches and encourages respect for other people.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Oriya?

*** NOTES *** The language, also known as Odia, is the official regional language of the Indian state of Odisha where it is spoken by up to 75% of the population. It is also widely spoken in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. It is one of India’s 22 official languages and the earliest known inscription in Oriya dates back to the 10th century AD. Most of Oriya’s vocabulary derives from Sanskrit. The language also includes loanwords from Persian and Arabic.

Oriya Alphabet & Pronunciation


[a]
ଆ ା
[ā]
ଇ ି
[i]
ଈ ୀ
[ī]
ଉ ୁ
[u]
ଊ ୂ
[ū]
ଋ ୃ
[r̥]
ୠ ୄ
[r̥̄]
ଌ ୢ
[l̥]
ୡ ୣ
[l̥̄]
ଏ େ
[e]
ଐ ୈ
[ai]
ଓ ୋ
[o]
ଔ ୌ
[au]

[ka]

[kha]

[ga]

[gha]

[ṅa]

[ca]

[cha]

[ja]

[jha]

[ña]

[ṭa]

[ṭha]

[ḍa]

[ḍha]

[ṇa]

[ta]

[tha]

[da]

[dha]

[na]

[pa]

[pha]

[ba]

[bha]

[ma]

[ja]

[ra]

[ḷa]

[wa]

[śa]

[ṣa]

[sa]

[ha]
କ୍ଷ
[ksha]

[ya]

[la]

Basic Phrases in Oriya

Helloନମସ୍କାର (namasakara)
Goodbyeବିଦାୟ (badaya)
Yesହଁ (ha)
Noନା (na)
Excuse meକ୍ଷମା କରିବେ (kaṣama karaba)
Pleaseଦୟାକରି (dayakara)
Thank youଧନ୍ୟବାଦ (nayabada)
You are welcome
Do you speak englishଆପଣ କ 'ଣ ଇଂରାଜୀ କୁହନ୍ତି? (paṇa ka ṇa raja kahanata)
Do you understandତୁମେ ବୁଝି ପାରିଲ କି? (tama bajha parala ka)
I understandମୁ ବୁଝିଲି (ma bajhala)
I do not understandମୁ ବୁଝି ପାରୁନି (ma bajha parana)
How are youକେମିତି ଅଛନ୍ତି, କେମିତି ଅଛ? (kamata achanata kamata acha)
Fine thanksଠିକ୍ ଅଛି, ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ୍! (ṭhaka acha nayabada)
What is your nameତୁମର ନାମ କଣ? (tamara nama kaṇa)
My name isମୋର ନାମ ହେଉଛି (mara nama hacha)
Pleased to meet youତୁମକୁ ସାକ୍ଷାତ୍ କରି ଖୁସି ଲାଗିଲା (tamaka sakaṣata kara khasa lagala)

Oriya Grammar

Oriya Nouns

Manମଣିଷ (maṇaṣa)
Womanମହିଳା (mahaḷa)
Boyପୁଅ (paa)
Girl
Catବିଲେଇ (bala)
Dogକୁକୁର (kakara)
Fishମାଛ | (macha )
Waterଜଳ (jaḷa)
Milkକ୍ଷୀର (kaṣara)
Eggଅଣ୍ଡା (aṇaḍa)
Houseଘର (ghara)
Flowerଫୁଲ (phala)
Treeଗଛ (gacha)
Shirtସାର୍ଟ (saraṭa)
Pantsପ୍ୟାଣ୍ଟ (payaṇaṭa)

Oriya Adjectives

Colors in Oriya

Blackକଳା (kaḷa)
Whiteଧଳା (ḷa)
Redନାଲି (nala)
Orangeକମଳା | (kamaḷa )
Yellowହଳଦିଆ (haḷada)
Greenସବୁଜ (sabaja)
Blueନୀଳ (naḷa)
Purpleବାଇଗଣୀ (bagaṇa)
Pinkଗୋଲାପୀ | (galapa )
Grayଧୂସର (sara)
Brownବାଦାମୀ (badama)

Numbers in Oriya

Zeroଶୂନ (śana)
Oneଗୋଟିଏ | (gaṭa )
Twoଦୁଇଟି (daṭa)
Threeତିନି (tana)
Fourଚାରି (cara)
Fiveପାଞ୍ଚ (pañaca)
Sixଛଅ (chaa)
Sevenସାତ (sata)
Eightଆଠ (ṭha)
Nineନଅ (naa)
Tenଦଶ (daśa)
Elevenଏକାଦଶ (kadaśa)
Twelveବାର (bara)
Twentyକୋଡ଼ିଏ (kaḍa)
Thirtyତିରିଶ (taraśa)
Fortyଚାଳିଶ (caḷaśa)
Fiftyପଚାଶ (pacaśa)
Sixtyଷାଠିଏ (ṣaṭha)
Seventyସତୁରି (satara)
Eightyଅଶୀ (aśa)
Ninetyନବେ ଦଶକ (naba daśaka)
Hundredଶହେ (śaha)
Thousandହଜାରେ (hajara)

Oriya Verbs

To beହେବାକୁ ଥିବା (habaka thaba)
To haveପାଇବାକୁ (pabaka)
To wantଇଚ୍ଛା କରିବାକୁ (cacha karabaka)
To needଦରକାର କୁ (darakara ka)
To helpସାହାଯ୍ୟ କରିବାକୁ (sahajaya karabaka)
To goଯିବା କୁ (jaba ka)
To comeଆସିବାକୁ (sabaka)
To eatଖାଇବାକୁ (khabaka)
To drinkପିଇବାକୁ (pabaka)
To speakକହିବା ପାଇଁ (kahaba pa)

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Oriya Sentences

Andଏବଂ (ba)
Orକିମ୍ବା (kamaba)
Butକିନ୍ତୁ (kanata)
Becauseକାରଣ (karaṇa)
Withସହିତ (sahata)
Alsoଆହୁରି ମଧ୍ୟ | (hara maya )
Howeverତଥାପି (tathapa)
Neitherନା (na)
Norନା (na)
Ifଯଦି (jada)
Thenତାପରେ (tapara)

Useful Oriya Vocabulary

Oriya Questions

Whoକିଏ (ka)
WhatHva
Whenକେବେ (kaba)
Whereକେଉଁଠାରେ (kaṭhara)
Whyକାହିଁକି? (kahaka)
Howକିପରି (kapara)
How manyକେତୋଟି (kataṭa)
How muchକେତେ (kata)

Days of the Week in Oriya

Mondayସୋମବାର (samabara)
Tuesdayମଙ୍ଗଳବାର (maṅagaḷabara)
Wednesdayବୁଧବାର (babara)
Thursdayଗୁରୁବାର (garabara)
Fridayଶୁକ୍ରବାର (śakarabara)
Saturdayଶନିବାର (śanabara)
Sundayରବିବାର (rababara)
Yesterdayଗତକାଲି (gatakala)
Todayଆଜି (ja)
Tomorrowଆସନ୍ତାକାଲି (sanatakala)

Months in Oriya

Januaryଜାନୁଆରୀ (janara)
Februaryଫେବୃଆରୀ (phabara)
Marchମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ (maracaca)
Aprilଏପ୍ରିଲ୍ (parala)
Mayମେ (ma)
Juneଜୁନ୍ | (jana )
Julyଜୁଲାଇ (jala)
Augustଅଗଷ୍ଟ (agaṣaṭa)
Septemberସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର (sapaṭamabara)
Octoberଅକ୍ଟୋବର (akaṭabara)
Novemberନଭେମ୍ବର (nabhamabara)
Decemberଡିସେମ୍ବର (ḍasamabara)

Seasons in Oriya

Winterଶୀତ (śata)
Springବସନ୍ତ (basanata)
Summerଗ୍ରୀଷ୍ମ (garaṣama)
Autumnଶରତ (śarata)

Telling Time in Oriya

What time is itବର୍ତ୍ତମାନ କେତେ ସମୟ ହୋଇଛି? (baratatamana kata samaya hacha)
Hoursଘଣ୍ଟା | (ghaṇaṭa )
Minutesମିନିଟ୍ | (manaṭa )
Secondsସେକେଣ୍ଡ୍ | (sakaṇaḍa )
O clockଘଣ୍ଟା (ghaṇaṭa)
Halfଅଧା (a)
Quarter past
Beforeପୂର୍ବରୁ (parabara)
Afterପରେ (para)