About Javanese Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Javanese is the language of the Javanese people. It is spoken in the central and eastern parts of the island of Java, in Indonesia. There are also many Javanese speakers on the northern coast of western Java. Javanese is the native language of more than 98 million people. The language is spoken by 42% of the total population of Indonesia. Javanese has the largest number of native speakers in Indonesia. The language has several regional dialects and it has distinct status styles. Javanese has closest relations with Sundanese, Madurese, and Balinese. The speakers of Javanese also speak Indonesian for commercial purposes. They also use the language to communicate with non-Javanese-speaking Indonesians. Javanese is also spoken in Malaysia and Singapore. The language is also spoken by traditional immigrant communities who are of Javanese descent in Suriname, Sri Lanka, and New Caledonia.