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Language: Oriya

  • Apr 09, 2012
  • 05:28 PM

Youths come forward to fill up Odia Wikipedia
BHUBANESWAR: From just 500 articles over a year back to 2,400 articles till now, Odia Wikipedia ( has seen a drastic growth, both in terms of quality and quantity. Of the 286 languages in the Wikipedia, Odia Wikipedia today stands at the rank of 176.
  • Apr 02, 2012
  • 01:52 AM

Now, chat or mail in Odia

Minati Singha / Times of India
BHUBANESWAR: What can be a better Utkal Divas gift than an e-mail written in Odia script? A group of Bhubaneswar-based young techies have developed a unique web portal,, through which one can send e-mail, chat and communicate in eight Indian languages along with English. The site, growing more and more popular everyday, already has over 500 members within a week of its launch.
  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 01:38 PM

Bilingual dictionaries to promote India's mother tongues

Madhusree Chatterjee /
New Delhi : The campaign to preserve vernacular mother tongues and make knowledge accessible to students through translation across the linguistic arc has taken a big stride with a new bilingual dictionary series in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada from the source language, English.
  • Nov 25, 2011
  • 02:16 PM

Books for children launched

The Hindu
The Central Institute of Indian Languages launched its first set of multi-lingual books for children here on Thursday, with the release of various titles in Tamil-English. The colourful books, with plenty of visuals, have moral stories written by children and teachers. The books are part of an endeavour to promote reading in one's mother tongue. Speakers at the function highlighted the diminishing importance of mother tongue and other influences that are affecting the reading habit in children.
  • Jul 15, 2011
  • 04:35 PM

Language varsity on the cards

Minati Singha / Times of India
BHUBANESWAR: With an aim to develop Oriya language and to promote the literature, traditions, culture and folklore of the state, a group of Oriya language lovers have come forward to set up an Oriya University.
  • Jun 04, 2011
  • 06:10 PM

Gita Koda wants to break language barrier

Naresh Chandra Pattanayak / Time of India
KEONJHAR: Gita Koda, wife of former chief minister of Jharkhand Madhu Koda, is keen to learn Oriya. This will help Gita interact better with the people of her constituency, where over 80 per cent are Oriyas.
  • May 30, 2011
  • 03:03 PM

Lakhimpur to get language research centre

Times of India
Asom Sahitya Sabha will soon take a step ahead in furthering the cause of local languages with the inauguration of a new study and research centre at Bihpuria in Lakhimpur on June 1 this year. The centre, which is named after Lumber Dai, the noted litterateur from Arunachal Pradesh, will facilitate detailed studies on regional languages, mainly Assamese and other ethnic languages and dialects of the region.