Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

Javanese is a member of the Austronesian family of languages, which includes the languages of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Madagascar, and the Pacific. It is spoken on the island of Java, but not all who live on Java speak the language. It is spoken only in Central and East Java, with the Central Javanese variety being considered the standard. The Javanese constitute the largest ethnic group …

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Rochayah Machali, “Javanese”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0061>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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