|Oriya language (Odiya) is predominantly spoken in the state of Orissa in India. Oriya is the official language of the state of Orissa and one of the 22 languages which are recognized by the Indian constitution. Oriya is also spoken in other parts of India apart from Orissa. It is spoken in some regions of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and also in Gujarat. Surat, a city of state of Gujarat, in India is in fact the second largest Oriya speaking city. Literature of Oriya language is also very popular and resourceful. Oriya language is spoken by 31 million individuals making it 31st most spoken language in the world.