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. 5% also use Dutch [nld]. Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Poetry. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. Bible: 1891–1991.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab], used since 12th or 13th century. Javanese script [Java], used until 17th century. Latin script [Latn], used since mid-19th century. Sundanese script [Sund], no longer in use.

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.