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:India becomes the 4th most dangerous country for women in the WorldWikileaks is "anti-Dalit" and his owner should be sent to Mental Asylum: MayawatiRajeev Shukla rubbishes Team Anna's allegations on Rahul, Sonia Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.