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Encyclopedia > Betawi language
Betawi
Bahasa Betawi
Spoken in: Jakarta (Indonesia)
Total speakers: 2.7 million (1993)
Language family: Malay creole
 Betawi
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: bew
ISO 639-3: bew

The Betawi language is the spoken language of the Betawi people in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is the native language of about 2,700,000 people (1993). It is a Malay-based creole. Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Current distribution of Human Language Families A language family is a group of related languages said to have descended from a common proto-language. ... The Malay language, through its history, also experiences pidginization and creolization processes. ... ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family. ... ISO 639-2 is the second part of the ISO 639 standard, which lists codes for the representation of the names of languages. ... ISO 639-3 is an international standard for language codes. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Unicode is an industry standard allowing computers to consistently represent and manipulate text expressed in any of the worlds writing systems. ... The Betawi (Orang Betawi, or people of Batavia) are the descendants of the people living around Batavia (the colonial name for Jakarta) from around the 17th century. ... Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... The Malay language, through its history, also experiences pidginization and creolization processes. ...


The name Betawi stems from Batavia, the official name for Jakarta during the era of the Dutch East Indies. Look up Batavia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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