Language of Oddiyana

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Language of Oddiyana

Postby dakini_boi » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:20 pm

Anyone know any resources that give info on the language of Oddiyana? Including the written script(s). I'm curious.
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Re: Language of Oddiyana

Postby odysseus » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27 pm

Hmm, Oddiyana is that the Way of Odin? He has no scriptures but his language is sacred as well *lol*. :focus:
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Re: Language of Oddiyana

Postby Knotty Veneer » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:39 pm

Oddiyanian? Oddiyanish? Oddiyanese?
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Re: Language of Oddiyana

Postby underthetree » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:35 pm

Isn't there a link between the Dakini language of the termas and Oddiyana? I'm sure I've read that Dakinis use the language of Oddiyana. This might help:
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Re: Language of Oddiyana

Postby dakini_boi » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:02 am

Cool site, thanks!
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Re: Language of Oddiyana

Postby Aemilius » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:26 am

It depends on where the Oddiyana really was, the question is still unresolved. Two most popular alternatives are in present day Pakistan and in the State of Orissa, in India. In the latter case we have the Oriyan language, which can derive from the ancient language of Oddiyana. About oriyan language see

A buddhist from 1400's, Buddhaguptanatha, travelled to Oddiyan. He describes how it had become islamic at that time, the place was then in modern Afghanistan. David Templeman has written about it in Budhaguptanatha and the Late Survival of the Siddha Tradition in India. In which case we have the languages of Afghanistan like Pashto .
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