There are hundreds of regional languages and dialects, sometimes spoken intact, sometimes blended with Bahasa Indonesia. In Yogyakarta, where I am – located in the centre of Java and the traditional heartland of Javanese culture – Javanese is commonly spoken, partly as a reflection of cultural pride.
Is Yogyakarta in Central Java?
Yogyakarta (/ˌdʒɒɡjəˈkɑːrtə, ˌjɒɡ-/; Javanese: ꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠ, Ngayogyakarta) is the capital city of Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, on the island of Java.
Is Javanese the same as Indonesian?
Javanese is used as a spoken and communal language in suburban and rural areas of Java, and in some parts the urban communities. Indonesian is used in media such as TV, newspapers and magazines, while Javanese is used only on certain programs on the radio or television and in certain newspaper columns.
What type of language is Javanese?
Austronesian languages Malayo-Polynesian languagesNuclear Malayo-Polynesian languages Javanese language/Language family
Which country speaks Javanese?
Indonesia Javanese languageJavaneseNative toJava (Indonesia)EthnicityJavanese • Banyumasan • Cirebonese • Osing • TenggereseNative speakers82 million (2007)Language familyAustronesian Malayo-Polynesian Javanese17 more rows
What is Indonesian mixed with?
Indonesian people are a mix of different genetic groups of Homo sapiens who travelled from Africa in waves spanning tens of thousands years via different routes to the archipelago.
How old is Javanese?
Old Javanese was not static, and its usage covered a period of approximately 500 years – from the Sukabumi (Kediri, East Java) inscription until the founding of the Majapahit empire in 1292.
What is the simplest natural language?
As others have said, pidgins are the simplest natural languages, although its debatable whether they can really be called languages since they have no native speakers, no grammar, and a closed and very small vocabulary.
What is the race of Indonesian?
BackgroundEthnic groupsPopulation (million)Main RegionsJavanese95.217Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, Lampung, JakartaSundanese31.765West Java, Banten, LampungMalay8.789Sumatra eastern coast, West KalimantanMadurese6.807Madura island, East Java12 more rows
Is there a country called Java?
Java, also spelled Djawa or Jawa, island of Indonesia lying southeast of Malaysia and Sumatra, south of Borneo (Kalimantan), and west of Bali. Java is home to roughly half of Indonesias population and dominates the country politically and economically.