Learn about the Western Javanese regional language that is often used
The regional language of West Java has very unique features and it is interesting to learn. While you may not know the language used by the people of West Java, you are certainly familiar with its unique tone, for example listening to celebrities from West Java or you have Sundani friends.
For our general public, it should be very interesting to display the language or accent of West Java. Basically, each region has different language characteristics, whether they be Central Java, Maluku, East Java, Sumatra, etc. So with the language of West Java that we will discuss.
By listening to the accent alone, we must have guessed whether it is the language of West Java or not. However, if we do not know or understand the language of West Java then it is difficult for us to know the meaning of what is said. So it’s fun to learn West Java.
In this article, we discuss not only what languages are most often used by the people of West Java, but also the language variations in the Western Javanese language, the history and spread of the language, the language writing systems that are certainly very interesting to learn.
Regional languages spoken
The Sudanese are the most commonly found tribe in Western Java, so it is no surprise that the most commonly spoken regional language is the Sundanias. Nevertheless, there are also some other languages that are spoken by the inhabitants of West Java, such as Regency or Siribon for the people of the city of Sirebone.
The Syrebon language is almost identical to the Banyumasan language, using only the traditional Brebs dialect which is very unique. These two regional languages of West Java , namely Sudanese and Sireban, are the most widely spoken languages in daily life, both in Sierraban, Priyangan and the like.
When compared to Syrbon, Sundnese is more widely spoken by the people of West Java. One of the reasons for this is that The Sundaney culture is so intertwined and spread in different regions of West Java. It is inseparable from the history of the ancient Matram kingdom that conquered West Java.
That’s why in this review wewill discuss more about the Sundanese language because it is often used by people in West Java. You will find many interesting facts about the Sudanese language and you will be able to better understand what you need to know about the Western Javanese language.
Variations in Sundaneys
In general, there are a variety of variations in the Sundani language, ranging from the Sundani-central Javanese dialect to the Sundani-Banten dialect with different characteristics. In addition to these two dialects, those who may have thought that there are still some dialect variations that we often encounter in daily life between the Sundaney culture.
Many experts distinguish the Sundani language into 6 different dialects, such as the Western dialect, the Northern dialect, the Southern dialect, the Eastern Central dialect, the North-Eastern dialect, and the South-Eastern dialect. Each dialect has a different style and depending on the mix of languages, the regions that use it are also different.
For example, the regional language of West Java is commonly used by the people of the Pandeglang and Lebek regions, along with the Western dialect, except for the southern Tangerang, Tangerang city and Tangerang Regency. Unlike the southeastern dialect, which is often spoken in the western part of Banyumas by the inhabitants of Banjar, Kilacap, Pangandaran, Siamis.
Prior to the existence of the Sundani language, as it is today, there was an old Sundaney language that was often found in some written records, such as those found on sheets and stones of dried leaves. As of now, it is not known how the old Sundani language transformed into a modern Sunni language.
History and spread of sundani language
In addition to knowing the variations of the Sundani language, it is also interesting to discuss the history and spread of the Sundani language in West Java. Sudanese is a language spoken by the people west of the island of Java or exactly in Pasundan or Tatar Sunda (formerly named West Java).
In fact, this Western Javanese language is also spoken in the western part of central Java, such as theCILacap and Brebs regions because these two regions were once part of the Galuh Empire. It is no surprise that Kilacap has many regional names that sound like The Sundanis, such as Dayahluhur District.
According to history, around the 6th century, the Sundani language reached its narrative area as far as the Daing Plateau, Central Java. The name Daing is also derived from the Sudanese language, which is Dihyang whichmeans Old Sundaney language. Only then did ethnic Sunnis migrate and emigrate to different regions outside Java.
Some of the areas that are located of the Sudanese race include western Kalimantan, South Sumatra, southeastern Sulawesi, Riau, Lampung, from Jambi. In addition, there are actually many other areas that are visited by ethnic Sundaeans, but some of the areas already described are the main areas.
Sundanese writing system
In the Sudanese writing system, you will find out about the Sudanese script, the Sundnese alphabet, the Kaikarakan, and the Sudanese Pagon alphabet. In the past, the Sudanese language was written using the Sundani script in the form of a Brahmi family script derived from the Pallava script through the Kavi script. You can see the evidence of this text from the inscription.
On November 3, 1705, the ancient Sundani script and the Sireban Rikasra began to disappear after the VOC issued its ultimatum. At the time, people were only allowed to write with the Pagon alphabet, Latin script, and Latin alphabet for Javanese and Sundnese, then the Latin alphabet was accelerated to translate Sundnese works.
In addition, the writing of the Western Javanese or Sundani language is also related to Kaikarakan as the Javanese script for writing the Sundani language at the time. The script had already been used after the VOC ultimatum surfaced. Until now, the Kaikarakan script has been in use for more than 300 years and is still maintained today.
The Pegon Sundani alphabet is also the script used to write the ancient Sundani language. The writing of the Pegan alphabet includes standard Arabic characters and new designs. Although some have standard Arabic characters, Arabs will not be able to understand them if they do not master the Sunnadi language.
undak- usuk Sundanese
In the 17th century, the West Java region was under the Matram kingdom so that the Javanese language also influenced the use of the Sundaney language in West Java. This is what creates the existence of undak-usuk basa in the regional language of West Java. So, what does this premise mean?
The use of the Sundani language must be adapted to the social level and is the so-called undak-usuk basa. As a result of the bases, there appear to be several words that must be understood, such as rough, medium lam, very rough (fog or rough pisan) and very good (superior or pidgin lem).
Micro-language is usually used when we are interacting with newly recognized people, parents, officials or public figures. In the meantime, abusive language is usually used when you talk to your colleagues or close friends so that it becomes more familiar if you use a little lewd language.
The Sunnadi language has its own uniqueness that interests anyone in learning it. Especially with the traditional dialect that makes the Sundani language even more pleasing to hear. For more details, you need to know more about the West Javanese language.