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 Post subject: Language of Oddiyana
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Anyone know any resources that give info on the language of Oddiyana? Including the written script(s). I'm curious.


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 Post subject: Re: Language of Oddiyana
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Language of Oddiyana
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Oddiyanian? Oddiyanish? Oddiyanese?

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 Post subject: Re: Language of Oddiyana
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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:http://www.dakiniscripts.at/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Language of Oddiyana
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Cool site, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Language of Oddiyana
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:26 am 
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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 http://www.omniglot.com/writing/oriya.htm

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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