Did you know that there are five private institutions in Yogyakarta, Indonesia that teach foreigners the language Javanese. You probably didn’t know that because Javanese isn’t spoken of often in other countries. You probably don’t even know what Javanese is. Well, don’t worry because I will be telling you what it is and so many more things about it.
You will know so much about Javanese that your head might explode or you will at least be able to go explain it to someone else and maybe even decide to learn how to speak it.Javanese is very difficult to teach and learn. Since it is so hard to learn and teach Javanese, there is a risk of future generations not being able to speak it. It is only spoken in four different countries with a very small number of people knowing how to speak true Javanese. Javanese is a multi-level language that is spoken in different levels for politeness or casual conversation. This language has five different styles and it has been influenced in many different ways. Even though Javanese is spoken in Malaysia, Netherlands and singapore it is mostly spoken in Indonesia.
Indonesia is a country made up of islands between the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. It is the most widely spread country in South Asia and the fifteenth largest country in the world. The island in Indonesia that speaks Javanese is Java. Java has a population of 141 million people. On the Island of Java there are over 75 million people who speak Javanese.
There are also Javanses settlements in other parts of the world. Some of those areas are Papua, Sulawesi and Maluku. The Dutch brought the Javanese language to Indonesia. The Dutch plantation workers that brought Javanese to Indonesia passed the language on to their descendants. Javanese is mostly spoken in the suburban and rural areas, but is also spoken in the urban areas too. It is very hard to learn Javanese.
It is so hard learn because there are limited resources.