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As an established Oriya voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Oriya Voice-Over Service and Oriya Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Oriya voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Oriya voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Oriya voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Oriya voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Oriya audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
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A short history of the Oriya language
Oriya (Odia), the principal language of the Indian state of Odisha, is the oldest member of the eastern group of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
It is generally believed that Oriya originated from an eastern Magadhi Prakrit, spoken over 1,500 years ago. Over the years it has been influenced by Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, French and Portuguese.
The historical development of Oriya is usually divided into five phases:
- Old Oriya – 7th century to 1200 – traces of Oriya words have been found in inscriptions dating back to at least the 7th century.
- Early Middle Oriya – 1200-1400 – the earliest prose written in Oriya has been found in temples dating back to this time.
- Middle Oriya – 1400-1700 – five famous poets emerged during this period: Balaram Das, Jagannath Das, Achyutananda Das, Ananta Das and Jasobanta Das.
- Late Middle Oriya – 1700-1850 – a new form of novels written in verse developed at this time.
- Modern Oriya – 1850 onwards – in1836 the first Oriya printing typeset was cast by Christian missionaries.
Today there are several Oriya dialects. Mughalbandi, or Coastal Oriya, is the standard version of the language used in education. Read more
Which countries have Oriya as a national language?
Oriya is one of India’s 22 scheduled languages, and is the official language of the state of Odisha. It is also the second official language of Jharkhand, and is spoken in parts of West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
How many people speak Oriya as their first language?
It is estimated that more than 33 million people speak Oriya as their first language, including over 80% of the population of Odisha.
Did you know…
- Oriya is the sixth language to be given the status of ‘Classical Language in India’ since the Indian Government established the designation in 2004. The others are Tamil, Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam. The criteria include having a recorded history of at least 1,500 years and an original literary tradition.
- As well as the standard dialect, Mughalbandi Oriya, other major dialects include Midnapori Oriya (spoken in the Midnapore district of West Bengal), Singhbhumi Oriya (spoken in several districts of Jharkhand) and Baleswari Oriya (spoken in the Baleswar, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts of Odisha).
The Indian economy
India’s economy is the tenth largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third largest by PPP. India is the 19th largest exporter and the 10th largest importer in the world.
Due to its large population there is still a lot of poverty in the country, despite its economic success. Although India has a growing high-tech sector, around half of the population is employed in agriculture (plus forestry, logging and fishing).
Around 22% of the population work in industry (which accounts for 26% of the GDP), and 27% in the service sector. Over 20 million people work in textile manufacturing.
India was one of the founding members of the World Trade Organisation’s precursor, and is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the association of five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).