Chhattisgarhi in Odia script
(with sample texts)

Chhattisgarhi is a Central Indo-Aryan(Indic) language & a part of the Eastern Hindi branch. It has 5 regional dialect clusters & 9 dialects.

It is also known as Laria in Odisha.
In Odia script:
Chhattisgarhi- ଛତିଶଗଡ଼ି
Laria- ଲରିଆ
It is primarily written in Devanagari script, but the eastern dialect spoken along Odisha-Chhattisgarh border along like Bhulia & Kalanga dialects in Odisha are also written in Odia script(present usage continues ad-hoc/informally).

The Alphabet, David Diringer, 1948, p-365 Image
Sample text- Bhulia dialect of Chhattisgarhi

Linguistic Survey of India- Grierson, Vol-VI 1904, p-255-257 ImageImageImage
Sample text- Kalanga dialect of Chhattisgarhi

Linguistic Survey of India- Grierson, Vol-VI 1904, p-251-254 ImageImageImage

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