Whenever you visit a new country, the first problem that you encounter is the language barrier. In most of the countries, English is spoken by quite a number of people. Still, there may be instances when the people around you may not understand even English. It is always useful to memorize or keep a small note of the common phrases in the native language of the place you are visiting. The same holds true for Orissa tourists also. The main language of the state is Oriya and it will help you if, before going there, you have a look at atleast some of the common words and phrases spoken in the same. In the following lines, we have provided a few useful phrases in Oriya language.
Tume kipari acha: How are you?
Mu bhal achhi: I am fine.
Tuma nama kana: What is your name?
Mu kana kari paribi: What can I do?
Tume kemiti asila: How did you come?
Mu kausti ki jibi: Where should I go?
Mu kaha sahaita dekhakaribi: Whom should I contact?