- Number of Speakers: 33,000,000
- Spoken in: Indonesia
- Language Family: Austronesian
- Writing System: Latin alphabet, Pegon or Sudanese script
Introduction to the Sundanese Language
Sundanese is spoken by about 15% of the population of Indonesia, mainly in Western Java. It appears to be most closely related to Madurese and Malay, and more distantly related to Javanese. Sundanese can be written in different writing systems. The Sundanese script (Aksara Sunda) and Pegon were used in the past, but now it is mostly written in the Latin alphabet.
Study Sundanese Online
These are some online resources for learning Sudanese. They are listed roughly in order from beginner to advanced. Some are free, many offer free trials or paid upgrades. I try to let you know what and how much you can learn for free and what else you can get if you decide to pay (and how much that extra will cost). I want to include as much depth and variety as possible with these links. If you know of a good website for learning Sudanese that you think I should add, then please leave a link in the comments at the bottom of this page. (That way others don’t have to wait for my next page update to visit your link!)
- Sudanese/English Dictionary
- Look up Sudanese words online.
- Wikipedia – Basa Sunda
- Improve your Sundanese language skills by reading the Sundanese language version of Wikipedia.