Oriya Alphabet

Today I will teach you the Oriya alphabet. If you follow everything provided in this page, you will be able to read, write and pronounce the Oriya letters quickly and easily. I'm providing the sound so that you can hear the pronunciation of the characters. Oriya contains 64 letters (consonants and vowels). Below you will find the letters, the pronunciation and sound.

The following are the Oriya consonants. The consonants j and y are pronounced the same in Oriya. Initial ḍa, ḍha vary with intervocalic ṛa, ṛha.

[kɔ]

like
kap
[kʰɔ]

like
khan
[ɡɔ]

like
gas
[ɡʱɔ]

like
ghana
[ŋɔ]

like
ṅap
[tʃɔ]

like
cat
[tʃʰɔ]

like
chat
[dʒɔ]

like
jazz
[dʒʱɔ]

like
jhar
[ɲɔ]

like
new
[ʈɔ]

like
ṭap
[ʈʱɔ]

like
ṭha
[ɖɔ]

like
ḍa
[ɖʱɔ]

like
ḍha
ଡ଼[ɽɔ]

like
ṛam
ଢ଼[ɽʱɔ]

like
ṛha
[ɳɔ]

like
ṇa
[t̪ɔ]

like
ta
[t̪ʰɔ]

like
tha
[d̪ɔ]

like
da
[d̪ʱɔ]

like
dha
[nɔ]

like
na
[pɔ]

like
pa
[pʰɔ]

like
pha
[bɔ]

like
ba
[]

like
va
[bʱɔ]

like
bha
[mɔ]

like
ma
[dʒɔ]

like
ya
[jɔ]

like
ẏa
[rɔ]

like
ra
[ɭɔ]

like
ḷa
[lɔ]

like
la
[wɔ]

like
va
[sɔ]

like
śa
[sɔ]

like
ṣa
[sɔ]

like
sa
[hɔ]

like
ha

Oriya Vowels

These are the Oriya vowels. The vowels "ଇ" ("i"), "ଈ" ("ī"), "ଉ" ("u") and "ଊ" ("ū") are pronounced same as most long sounds are pronounced in the same way as short vowel sounds.

[ɔ]

like
a
[aː]

like
ā
[i]

like
i
[iː]

like
ī
[u]

like
u
[uː]

like
ū
[ru]

like
[ruː]

like
r̥̄
[lu]

like
[luː]

like
l̥̄
[eː]

like
e
[ɔi̯]

like
ai
[ɔ]

like
o
[ɔu̯]

like
au
[]

like

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the alphabet in Oriya. Please check the next lesson below. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here.

Oriya Lessons   Oriya Lessons

Oriya Adjectives   Oriya Adjectives



Share

Inspirational Quote: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney