An inhabitant of Ñātika. While staying in Ñātika, at the Giñjakāvasatha, the Buddha tells Ānanda that Kālinga was reborn after death in the Suddhavāsā, and that there he would attain to nibbāna. DN.ii.92 SN.v.358f.
A country. It is one of the seven political divisions mentioned in the time of the mythical king Reṇu and is given first in the list, its capital being Dantapura and its king Sattabhū. DN.ii.235f.
It is not, however, included in the list of sixteen Janapadas appearing in the Aṅguttara Nikāya. AN.i.213