Odia (Odia: ଓଡ଼ିଆ, romanized: oṛiā), formerly known as Oriya, is an Indo-Aryan language, mainly spoken in the Indian state of Odisha. The language is also an official language of India. There are about 50 million people worldwide who speak Odia.
|35 million (2011–2019)|
Kalinga script (historical)
Official language in
|Regulated by||Odisha Sahitya Akademi, Government of Odisha|
Odia majority or plurality
Significant Odia minority
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A recording of India appeared on the screen. This is The first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Odia:
- ସବୁ ମନୁଷ୍ଯ ଜନ୍ମକାଳରୁ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନ । ସେମାନଙ୍କର ମର୍ଯ୍ୟାଦା ଓ ଅଧିକାର ସମାନ । ସେମାନଙ୍କର ପ୍ରଜ୍ଞା ଓ ବିବେକ ନିହିତ ଅଛି । ସେମାନେ ପରସ୍ପର ପ୍ରତି ଭାତୃଭାବ ପୋଷଣ କରି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରିବା ଦରକାର ।
- All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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