ꦧꦱꦗꦮ (Javanese)

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash
Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

Javanese is spoken by 98 million people, most of whom are from the central and eastern parts of the island of Java, in Indonesia. There are also pockets of Javanese speakers in the northern coast of western Java.

Native Speakers: 94,000,000

Region: Indonesia

Writing System: Javanese script, Latin script

Language Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Nuclear MP, Sunda–Sulawesi, Old Javanese, Kawi, Javanese

Basic Phrases in Javanese

Hello dhewe
Goodbye pamit
Yes ya
No ora
Excuse me… panjalukku
Please monggo
Thank you matur nuwun