The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sees Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as “an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems“. MIL is broadly based on the “information and media in our everyday lives“.

The Odia language can be looked at both from a written standpoint (the Standard Odia Written Language) and from the oral perspective (a macrolanguage with over seven distinct languages and many dialects; the total number of speakers of all these sum to about 3,75,21,324 per Indian Census 2011). Language codes: “or” per ISO 639-1, “ori” per ISO 639-2, and “ori” per ISO 639-3. (see a general overview on Wikipedia and linguistic classification on Glottolog).

This article aims at providing a comprehensive list of Media and Information Literacy resources that might be useful for researchers, scholars and all other readers to learn about Odia.


Encyclopedias, lexicons and dictionaries:

Odia newspapers (online publications):

Odia input tools:

Using TypeOdia input tool.

Using TypeOdia input tool.

Odia input learning manuals:

Font encoding converter (for converting Shreelipi, Akruti and other nonstandard encoding to Unicode):

Odia spelling checker:

Odia language information:

Odia-language software user manuals:

Odia fonts for download:

Odia-language/alphabet learning tutorials:

Contribution to translation projects:
Below are projects where you can contribute so that others can be benefited.

Odia styleguides:

About the author(s)

Subhashish P. is one of the founding members of O Foundation and founder OpenSpeaks which won him the MJ Bear Fellowship and a grant from National Geographic to digitally-document threatened languages.

A documentary filmmaker, Open Culture Advocate, and community catalyst over a decade of experience leading community building, outreach and partnership across Asia Pacific at Internet Society, Mozilla, Centre for Internet and Society, and Wikimedia Foundation.