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:Salman Khurshid supports Nitish Kumar's statement over PM being secularManmohan Singh is India's saviour or Sonia's poodle, asks UK paperProtect the Muslims Interest in Myanmar: Mulayam Singh Yadav Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.