Javanese
ꦧꦱꦗꦮ
باسا جاوا
Basa Jawa/Båså Jåwå
Aksara Jawa - basa.svg
Basa (language) written in the Javanese script
Pronounce [bɔsɔ d͡ʒɔwɔ]
Country Java (Indonesia)
Ethnicity 95 million Javanese in Indonesia (2011 census)
Speakers
82 million (2007)
Family
Early Forms
Old Javanese
  • Middle Javanese
Forms
Kawi
(Early standard form)
Surakartan Javanese
(Modern standard form)
Dialects Javanese dialects
Writing
Latin script
Javanese script
Pegon alphabet
AreaCoastal area. Also in French Guiana.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 jv
ISO 639-2 jav
ISO 639-3 Variously:
jav – Javanese
jvn – Caribbean Javanese
jas – New Caledonian Javanese
osi – Osing
tes – Tenggerese
kaw – Kawi
Glottolog java1253
Javanese language distribution.png
Dark green: areas where Javanese is the majority language. Light green: where it is a minority language.
Type Date Title Vernacular ID Links