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[SOLVED] [CLOSED] Javanese Language

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Senior Member
Joined: 04.04.2011
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Dear Team,

I would like to suggest to add Javanese to the language list.

Javanese language has almost 100 million speakers worldwide, which concentrate in its homeland Indonesia. Although the official language is Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), which is mutual inteligible with Malaysian, Bruneian as well as minority in Singapore and Southern Thailand, but Javanese etnic comprise more than 40% of Indonesian population, which make it as one of the largest ethnic group living in the archipelago. It has also significant population in Suriname, New Caledonia, and The Netherlands.

The language itself is not dialect of Malay languages (Malaysian, Indonesian) but has huge difference in gramatical aspect as well as the vocabulary (not mutually inteligible).

Being one of the largest ethnic group in its homeland, Indonesia, there are more and more arts and culture represent through musics, songs, TV show and being popular. And I am sure there will be quite some of lyrics in Javanese language, which would be added (from Indonesia and Suriname)

For further information about the Javanese people :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javanese_people

And Javanese language :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javanese_language

Even in Lyricstranslate, I have notice an Indonesian Singer who sing mostly in Javanese.

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/vallen-lyrics.html

One sing which actually sung in Javanese, but listed as Indonesian :

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/vallen-sayan-lyrics.html

(Please add Javanese instead of Indonesian to avoid misunderstanding. Or if it not possible just list as "others" or "unknown")

Thank you !

Moderator
Joined: 21.06.2013

Hello. Thanks for suggesting this. If you can add 2 more songs in the said language then we can give it its own category. As for now, I changed the language of that song to "other".

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011

Actually one further song or translation in Javanese would be enough as we already have this one, too: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/lords-prayer-kanjeng-rama-javanese-lyrics...

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Joined: 04.04.2011
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Joined: 04.04.2011
Sciera wrote:

Actually one further song or translation in Javanese would be enough as we already have this one, too: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/lords-prayer-kanjeng-rama-javanese-lyrics...

Correct ! This is Javanese version of the Christian & Catolic's Prayer :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord%27s_Prayer

Moderator
Joined: 21.06.2013

I asked the admins to add the Javanese language, thank you.

Nil
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Joined: 19.04.2018

But the Javanese script is so beautiful! Why didn't you use it?

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Joined: 04.04.2011
Nil wrote:

But the Javanese script is so beautiful! Why didn't you use it?

Well it's beautiful but only understood by some Javanese in some certain region. And that it is derived from Sanskrit, it requires certain font that not everyone have it. However we have the latinized alphabet to make it easier for non-javanese Indonesia to understand.

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Joined: 04.04.2011
RadixIce wrote:

I asked the admins to add the Javanese language, thank you.

I see it available now. Thank you for the good work!

Moderator
Joined: 21.06.2013

You're welcome.

Moderator sapiens sapiens
Joined: 05.04.2012

As Javanese has already been added to our lists, I'll close this thread now.

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