Sunda

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Priangan, Sundanese
Population

34,000,000 (2000 census).

Location

West Java and Banten provinces. Western third of the island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). De facto language of provincial identity in western Java.

Dialects

Bogor (Krawang), Cirebon, Pringan.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Poetry. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. Bible: 1891–1991.
Writing
Arabic script, used since 12th or 13th century. Javanese script, used until 17th century. Latin script, used since mid-19th century. Sundanese script, no longer in use.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.