Ganjami Oriya

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Ganjami Oriya (ଗଞ୍ଜାମି ଓଡ଼ିଆ) is a dialect of the Oriya language spoken in Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha and in the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh)

Ganjami Oriya is a beautiful dialect and varies accent wise from the dialect spoken in the rest parts of Odisha, the accent has little south Indian impact because of Telugu, but still there is a large set of typical Ganjam vocabulary and the real asset of Oriya language and a great source of research for linguists. [1]

Here are few of the typical Ganjami words and their synonyms in standard Oriya:

Standard Oriya Ganjami Oriya
Kana (କଣ/କଅଣ) Kiana (କିଅଣ)
Tarakari (ତରକାରି) Tuna (ତୁଣ/ ତିଅଣ)
Loka (ଲୋକ) Loka (ଲୋକ), Noka (ନୋକ)
Luna (ଲୁଣ) Nuna (ନୁଣ)
Olata (ଓଲଟା) Ulta (ଉଲଟା)
Birakta (ବିରକ୍ତ) Bijaara (ବିଜାର)
Golia ghanti (ଗୋଳିଆ ଘାଣ୍ଟି) Alara (ଅଲରା)
Khata (ଖଟା) Ambila (ଆମ୍ବିଳ)
Sajana (ସଜନା ଚୁଈ) Munika (ମୁନିକା)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhargava, Gopal K., and S. C. Bhatt. Orissa. Land and people of Indian states and union territories / eds. S. C. Bhatt; 3011, vol. 21. Delhi: Kalpaz publ, 2006.p.231 and following