Orissa becomes Odisha and the language Oriya renamed as Odiya News from India Nov 052011 Now, Orissa’s assembly has passed a resolution and changed the name of state. It will be known as Odisha now. Orissa’s official language has also been renamed as Odiya. – ANI You can also follow News of Delhi on Twitter and Facebook. Related posts:Rahul Gandhi's effigy burnt by Haryana farmersPM and then Finance Minister P.Chidambaram knew about 2G deals, says A.Raja in courtIndians are angry over steep petrol price hike Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.