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Sundanese
Total population

30.9 million (2000 census) 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Regions with significant populations
West Java: 26.5 million
Banten: 1.8 million
Jakarta: 1.2 million
Languages
Sundanese, Indonesian, Javanese
Religions
Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Sunda Wiwitan
Related ethnic groups
Javanese, Betawi
Map showing the location of the Sundanese in Java
Map showing the location of the Sundanese in Java

The Sundanese are an ethnic group in the western part of the island of Java in Indonesia, numbering approximately 31 million. The word is frequently confused with the word "Sudanese", referring to the people of the country of Sudan, Africa. The Sundanese are heavily Muslim. They speak a distinct language which is also known as Basa Sunda. Map showing West Java in Indonesia West Java (Jawa Barat) is a province of Indonesia, located on the island of Java. ... Map showing Banten within Indonesia Banten is one of the provinces of Indonesia and located at the western end of the island of Java. ... Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Sundanese (Basa Sunda, literally language of Sunda) is the language of about 27,000,000 people from the western third of Java or about 15% of Indonesian population. ... The Javanese language is the spoken language of the people in the central and eastern part of the island of Java, in Indonesia. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8:6). ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Javanese is a term used to describe a native of the Indonesian island of Java. ... 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. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... For other uses, see Africa (disambiguation). ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... Sundanese (Basa Sunda, literally language of Sunda) is the language of about 27,000,000 people from the western third of Java or about 15% of Indonesian population. ...


History

The oldest historical record containing the term ""Sunda" is the Kebonkopi 2 dated from 536 AD, refers to the Kingdom of Sunda. The word "Sunda" may originate from Sanskrit, in which case it might mean either 'light' or 'water'. The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is an old Indo-Aryan language from the Indian Subcontinent, the classical literary language of the Hindus of India[1], a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ...


Language

The Sundanese language is spoken by approximately 27 million people and is the second most widely-spoken regional language in Indonesia, after Javanese. This language is spoken in the southern part of the Banten province, and most of West Java (excepting the northern coastal areas which has seen significant urbanization), and eastwards as far as the Pamali River in Brebes, Central Java. Sundanese (Basa Sunda, literally language of Sunda) is the language of about 27,000,000 people from the western third of Java or about 15% of Indonesian population. ... The Javanese language is the spoken language of the people in the central and eastern part of the island of Java, in Indonesia. ... Map showing Banten within Indonesia Banten is one of the provinces of Indonesia and located at the western end of the island of Java. ... Map showing West Java in Indonesia West Java (Jawa Barat) is a province of Indonesia, located on the island of Java. ... Central Java (Indonesian: Jawa Tengah) is a province of Indonesia. ...


There are several dialects of Sundanese, from the Sunda-Banten dialect to the Sunda-Central Javanese dialect which mixes elements of Javanese. Some of the most distinct dialects are from:

  • Banten,
  • Bogor,
  • Priangan, and
  • Cirebon.

Due to the influence of the Javanese culture during the reign of the Islamic Mataram kingdom, the Sundanese language - especially in the Parahyangan area - have different layers starting from the most formal, or "halus" version, to the everyday "loma/lancaran" version and the informal or harsh version. However, in the mountainous regions and most of Banten, the loma version is the most dominant. By contrast, this version is considered "harsh" by people from Bandung. In Central Java, Sundanese is spoken in the Cilacap region. Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... Mataram was the last major independent Javanese empire on Java before the island was colonized by the Dutch. ... Nickname: Kota Kembang (City of Flowers) Motto: Bermartabat (dignity) Location of Bandung in Indonesia Coordinates: Province West Java Country Indonesia Government  - Mayor Dada Rosada Area  - City 167. ...


See also

Indonesia Portal

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