Javanese language resources – Language Links Database

Javanese /dʒɑːvəˈniːz/ or basa jawa (IPA: [bɔsɔ dʒɔwɔ], is the language of the Javanese people from the central and eastern parts of the island of Java, in Indonesia. There are also pockets of Javanese speakers in the northern coast of western Java.

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Native speakers:  98,417,022  (2011)

Native to: Java (Indonesia)

Javanese Grammar and Pronunciation

  • Learn101 - “Learn the language by going step by step. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists.”
  • MyLanguages - “Check courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises.”
  • ILanguages - This site is designed to teach you and help you learn Javanese for free through vocabularyphrasesgrammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • - Javanese lessons and language resources..

Digitized Grammar Books

  • Library Genesis Old Javanese (Kawi) by Avenis Stepanovič Teselkin John M Echols

Javanese Vocabulary

Vocabulary-related (and digitized) E-books

  • English Javanese vocabulary (1920)
  • Google Books A vocabulary of the Dutch, English, and Javanese languages by Gottlob Bruckner (1842)

Javanese Reading Materials

Javanese Dictionaries

Digitized Dictionaries

Javanese Listening and Video Resources


  • YouTube - A list of YT video lessons


Javanese In Other Languages

  • Dictionnaire javanais-francais (1870)
  • Google Books Grammaire javanaise, accompagnée de fac-simile et d’exercices de lecture (1866)
  • Javaansche spraakkunst (1919)
  • Google Books Javaansche spraakkunst, of de wijze om op eene gemakkelijke manier de Javaansche taal te leeren schrijven lezen, en spreken (1835)
  • Google Books Über die Kawi-Sprache auf der Insel Java: nebst einer Einleitung über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts (1836)

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