Oriya (individual language) (ODIA) Bible - New Testament

Oriya (individual language) (ODIA) Bible - New Testament

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Oriya (individual language) (ODIA) Bible - New Testament

Odia (ଓଡ଼ିଆ Oṛiā ; formerly romanized as Oriya) is a ClassicalIndo-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. Odia is one of the many official languages of India; it is the official language of Odisha and the second official language of Jharkhand. The language is also spoken by a sizeable population of at least 1 million people in Chhattisgarh. 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. The earliest known inscription in Odia dates back to the 10th century AD.