Javanese leid

leid o the Javanese fowk frae the central an eastren pairts o the island o Java, in Indonesie
"Bahasa Jawi" redirects here. For the Malay dialect spoken in Pattani, Thailand, see Pattani Malay.

Javanese /ɑːvəˈnz/[2] (Javanese: ꦧꦱꦗꦮ basa Jawa; Indonesie: bahasa Jawa) is the leid o the Javanese fowk frae the central an eastren pairts o the island o Java, in Indonesie. Thare are an aa pockets o Javanese speakers in the northren coast o wastren Java. It is the native leid o mair nor 100,000,000 fowk (mair nor 43% o tot population in Indonesie).

ꦧꦱꦗꦮ (Basa Jawa)
Native taeJava (Indonesie),
Suriname, New Caledon
EthnicityJavanese, Osing, Tenggerese
Native speakers
100 million (2011)[1]
Early form
Javanese alphabet (optional)
Pegon alphabet (releegious use)
Latin (general)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1jv
ISO 639-2jav
ISO 639-3Variously:
jav – Javanese
jvn – Caribbean Javanese
jas – New Caledonian Javanese
osi – Osing
tes – Tenggerese
kaw – Old Javanese
Javanese language distribution.png
Dark green: auries whaur Javanese
is the majority leid. Licht green:
whaur it is a minority leid.

Javanese is pairt o the Austronesian faimily. Maist speakers o Javanese an aa speak Indonesie: for offeecial an commercial purposes, an tae communicate wi non-Javanese Indonesies.

Thare are speakers o Javanese in Malaysie (concentratit in the states o Selangor an Johor) an Singapore. Some fowk o Javanese strynd in Suriname (the Dutch colony o Suriname till 1975) speak a creole descendant o the leid.


  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh

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