New Delhi:18/8/20:Odia is available now or will be available soon, in the Microsoft Translator app, Office, Translator for Bing, and through the Azure Cognitive Services Translator for businesses and developers.
Odia is spoken by 35 million people in India and across the world. It joins Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and English as the 12th commonly used language of the Indian subcontinent to be available in Microsoft Translator.
The Odia language (ଓଡ଼ିଆ)
Odia (pronounced oṛiā) is an Indo-European language native to Eastern India. It is the official language of the Indian state of Odisha and is also spoken in the nearby states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.
Odia is one of six languages of India to be granted to the status of a “Classical Language” by the Indian government and has a history of literature stretching back over 1000 years.
Here are some (more modern) words and phrases in the Odia language.
|My name is…||ମୋର ନାମ …||Mora nāma …|
|Do you speak Odia?||ଆପଣ ଓଡ଼ିଆ କୁହନ୍ତି କି?||Āpaṇa ōṛiā kuhanti ki?|
Learn more about Odia on Bing.
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